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Miniature wood plane

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I took a break to make a small wood plane the blade is a piece of 1/8th gauge plate x 5/16 wide  heated cherry red and quenched in oil. then sharpened on the wet stones 

The body is maple assembled from 4 pieces with a 1/16 retainer bar, and a scrap of brass with a 4x40 thumbscrew to lock the retainer plate. The throat opening is a bit too wide. I might just make another body or add an adjustable throat to this one.




The picture also shows the #1 roundhead wood screws that i am modifying for fixing the comb cleat. the head diameter is .087"

The plane is approx 2 inches long






miniature plane.pdf


Back to work on the boom tomorrow.




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Simply lovely! Making your own tools can be just as satisfying as the modeling. I made the Lie Nielson inlay tools a short while back in part because of cost but mostly for the challenge of creation. They are a joy to use as I am sure you are experiencing..


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Pat as we say your welcome.

I did make a new body today and flipped the blade over so the opening is even wider but the gap between the blade and the front of the throat is narrower.  the back one is from Lee Valley the middle one I did today and has the blade flipped over, and the front one is from yesterday.

I was lazy and didn't make a new blade.





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