I was able to finish up my kerfing plane and actually resaw a board. After kerfing the board, I resawed the board with my panel saw .. which convinced my that I needed to build my frame saw. My plan is to build Shannon’s frame saw Semester 4 – Roubo Frame Saw.
Here are some of the photos of the plane:
Plane body with one coat of finish
The plane was a bit heavy so I removed bulk from the fence.
Plane in action cutting a kerf.
Kerf from the back side.
Kerfing end grain.
Man! I need bigger teeth!
Just as a reminder, this project is the kerfing plane project from the Unplugged WoodShop. Saw blade and nuts from Bad Axe Tool Works.
All my posts for this project can be found on the right hand side under the Kerfing Plane Project Page.
Shaping done and one coat of finish. Had some time over vacation to finish up the shaping.
I’m about to start shaping my Kerfing Plane and wanted some ideas for pleasing shapes. Most of the photos below are from Tom’s site or the Bad Axe saw site (where I got to blade for my plane), More photos of my plane as I progress. But for now, here are some of Tom’s pictures.
I’ve making slow but steady progress on my Kerfing Plane. This is a project from the Unplugged Workshop book. I’ve got a nice wide piece of curly cherry to resaw and its too big for my band saw.
Flattening the blank for the plane.
Then I used my favorite saw handle to lay out the handle.
Cuttin’ out the shape.
Cutting the slot for the blade.
Adding a fence ..
and saw blade nuts ..
and finally the adjustment nuts.
Almost done! I still need to make the inside sliding compartment and rub out the finish but here it is.
I finally got my computer back, but its in the process of being restored, so posts and pictures on alternate computers for a bit longer.
Quadrant Hinge Layout
Drilling out the waste for the hinges on the drill press.
Trimiming the internals for the perfect fit with my hand tools.
Fitting the dividers into small dados to make the compartments.
I decided on a sanded in Danish oil finish (thanks for the suggestion Tico).
Sawing the lid off.
A close up of kerf with paduk miter spline.
Cutting the rest of the kerf with my hand saw.
.. and cleaning up the top.
Which one do you like best?
With out dye stain on the left, with on the right.