How would you achieve coach head shape with hand tools

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  • #13083
    Mark Armstrong
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    How would you achieve coach head shape with hand tools In a fielded panel.
    I have been pondering about this for a little while in a rail it is not to hard to do but a fielded panel? Easyish with electric router in table and right cutter.Do not want to use that rout.
    Any thought how any of you would achieve this.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #13088
    Ken
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    Hey Mark,

    Sorry buddy, I can be of no help with this one. I do hate to see posts Ignored though, even if you cant help. More and more I see people post only to ask for them selves, and when they get an answer they cant even take the time to say thanks. My reply list is growing Shorter, HaHa.

    Ok buddy I hope you get it sorted. πŸ˜‰

    #13092
    Scott
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    I think I am showing my ignorance here. What is a “coach head shape” or a “fielded panel”?

    -Scott Los Angeles

    #13094
    rusty
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    I am guessing what a coach head shape in a field panel is but are you looking for a circular plough plane?

    #13095
    Ken
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    Here you go, I think this is what Mark means

    #13099
    Scott
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    Ah, so I am half way to understanding.

    The “field” of a raised panel is the flat center section left behind.
    The “margin” is the part that is typically beveled.

    This book (via google) illustrated this quite nicely:

    Bench Joinery

    Therefore, according to the text, the second image Ken attached would technically be “raised, sunk and fielded”. I have a used raised panel plane I bought a while back that does this, but I have not had an opportunity to use it.

    Made by Leon Robbins (and/or Crown Plane Co.):

    -Scott Los Angeles

    #13101
    Scott
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    Mark-

    Do you want the margin to be coved?

    -Scott Los Angeles

    #13102
    Mark Armstrong
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    Sorry ken it not that type of head. Scott like the fielding plane.
    I may have used wrong terminology. but it is what I have always known it as.
    Basically fielded panel with a segmented top Arch if you like.
    Think the terminology comes from where a lot of horse drawn coaches had an arched door so called top rail called coach head. Could be wrong but this has been what I have always called them.
    I can see way how to do two sides and bottom but having a problem how to do the fielded arch bit.
    Hope I have cleared up confusion.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #13103
    Mark Armstrong
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    Done a bit of a rough drawing to give you an idear.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #13105
    Ken
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    HaHa, Nope you have lost me. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    #13107
    Ken
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    Am I getting closer πŸ™‚

    #13109
    Ken
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    Done a bit of a rough drawing to give you an idear.

    Something like the arched door in the pick mate.

    #13110
    Mark Armstrong
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    Thats more like what I am after doing Ken you got it.
    With an electric router make a template and follow with bearing guided cutter easy.
    But trying to devise a way with hand tools getting me a little stumped.
    Especially that that par of panel be mainly end grain.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #13112
    Ken
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    Mark I think you are giving your self some task their buddy. I love hand tools but some jobs are better by machine, remember what Paul says hand tools where practical.

    Good luck with this one

    #13115
    Mark Armstrong
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    I am prepared to pair down all with a chisel if need be. If too hard probably switch to half hexagon shape straight sides can do. Much prefer Arch.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

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