Monday, August 3, 2009

Final Steps

The final steps for the plane are cutting the throat, fine tuning the iron, and making the wedge.
In this photo you can see the float in use to finalize the throat. The throat was carefully cut with a chisel. 

Shown here are the template plane wedge (top) and the wedge blank for the new plane. 

This is the wedge's finial. 

Here you see the finished plane. 

The finished new plane next to the sample plane. 

Side-view of the finished plane.

Cutting the Sole

In keeping with the hand-built nature of this project I decided to cut the majority of the sole waste with my rip back saw.

The photo above shows the first two cuts I made along the profile (shown in pencil). 

In this shot you can see that half of the waste has been removed and the cut has been made to allow the removal of the second half. 

This photo shows the majority of the waste removed. At this point I used the scraper to finalize the shape of the profile.