Thread: A Gigantic Shooting Board!
6th May 2020, 09:01 PM #16
Where did you get this Light ? Edit . I think I just found one the same on ebay .
looks good . I really need and like side lighting for cutting Dovetails . The cheap import led lamp stand clip on type Ive been using are all failing at the plug that goes into the little transformer . Very annoying !
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7th May 2020, 12:15 AM #17
I posted this at WoodCentral, where Steve Voigt was questioning if the Veritas #7 was big enough .. and so he produced a large plane.
But I had an even larger plane ... heh heh
I made this some years ago. 36" long Jarrah body. 3" wide E.A. Berg blade bedded at 50 degrees. Bloody heavy!
Alongside a Veritas Custom #7 ...
On the shooting board, planing edges ..
I must tell you that this is AMAZING! It powers through anything and everything ..
Regards from Perth
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7th May 2020, 08:56 AM #18
Hmmm... to paraphrase Martin Brody: “You’re gonna need a bigger board”Nothing succeeds like a budgie without a beak.
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7th May 2020, 01:12 PM #20
I am not sure whether I have posted this before, but I volunteer at the Maritime Museum of Tasmania and they have a wooden shipwrights plane that is 1500 mm long. So there !
Those planes were used for shooting or spiling planks on "blue gum clippers" and were variously called shooting planes, shooters or yard planes. The latter name may have been because they were at least a yard long or because the were used almost exclusively in shipyards. Some were allegedly a fathom long; the Museum is still looking out for one.
7th May 2020, 04:54 PM #21
Shipwrights plane Naval Museum Venice Jan 2020,
7th May 2020, 08:05 PM #22
On the subject of large planes I had not realised the shipwrights used such things and had previously thought they were the domain of the Coopers. Those were not used in the same way as the timber was moved and the plane fixed at an angle. Not surprising as those planes were five feet long and more.
Where is Hoges when you want him?
That's not a plane. This is a plane:
Double blade cooper's plane.jpg
There was an apparent link to both Jim Bode (maybe the pic is of Jim?) and "The Museum" but the links were inactive so I could not pursue it for more information other than this plane is 60" long.
Actually there were many large planes on Google images, including Derek's Jarrah plane, but this one was to my mind a little different. I am not recommending any of you creative types construct a shooting board to suit. Derek's board I think is large enough for most of you and a very fine piece of gear it looks too.
"Power tends to corrupt. Absolute power corrupts, absolutely!"
7th May 2020, 10:58 PM #23
When I was a kid, Paul, there were two cooper's shops nearby,; both had what I would have called "planing benches" mounted with about 20* slopes, one was wood like your photo, one was cast iron. Both had two blades.
It always intrigued me as to why they had two blades. On a visit to Ireland a couple of years ago, I found out. The staves are trimmed to rough shape with a cleaver, then planed. One blade is set quite course for the initial smoothing and the other is set really fine for the finishing strokes.
Amazing how fast a cooper can work.
8th May 2020, 01:07 AM #24Visit www.inthewoodshop.com for tutorials on constructing handtools, handtool reviews, and my trials and tribulations with furniture builds.
16th May 2020, 09:30 PM #25
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