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    Default Infill Scrub Plane

    I've got wood, brass, steel and a blade. All the ingredients for an infill plane.

    This is going to be my first dovetailed infill plane. I thought I make it a bit easier for me by choosing a scrub plane for the start. One the sole doesn't have to be super flat and the mouth not super fine. Quite the opposite. But I can get practise make a dovetail plane body.



    The wood I chose is chinese elm. That tree was cut down in our backyard a couple years back and drying in my garage.

    Funnily enough I milled it myself and it is quite rough. So I need a scrub plane to prep the wood first. Well for that I have a cheap #4 which I had converted to a scrub plane.

    If the new one turns out nice then it might have been it's last job [emoji16]

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    This tool making thing is quite addictive I think.
    Watching with keen interest.

    Cheers Matt.

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    Tool making, who want's to build furniture when there's cool tools to be made. Looking forward to this plane build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cklett View Post
    I've got wood, brass, steel and a blade. All the ingredients for an infill plane....

    So I need a scrub plane to prep the wood first. Well for that I have a cheap #4 which I had converted to a scrub plane.

    If the new one turns out nice then it might have been it's last job [emoji16]

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    If it turns out nice it might be a smoother and keep the cheapy as a scrub plane !!!

    Watching. What is the thickness of your brass and steal, please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraemeCook View Post
    If it turns out nice it might be a smoother and keep the cheapy as a scrub plane !!!

    Watching. What is the thickness of your brass and steal, please?
    I will see.

    The brass us 3.5mm thick and the steel 5mm.

    Some progress from today. Still need some more tidying.



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    Your thread has reminded me of Stavros Gakosís Dovetailed Scrub Plane that he made. I will try and link an Instagram post here Login • Instagram
    It seems to work,but opens up Instagram on another page.
    I am thinking about making one like this, once I am finished my challenge plane.
    In hindsight, I should have started with a build like this.
    ​Brad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironwood View Post
    Your thread has reminded me of Stavros Gakosís Dovetailed Scrub Plane that he made. I will try and link an Instagram post here Login ē Instagram
    It seems to work,but opens up Instagram on another page.
    I am thinking about making one like this, once I am finished my challenge plane.
    In hindsight, I should have started with a build like this.
    Yes, but also inspired by this guy

    Make a scrub plane - YouTube



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    Great link. I have watched a few of his videos. He is very clever. And I like the profile of yours.

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    Some progress.

    I cut out the sole and sanded it down. As it was just some hot rolled mild steel I had to flatten it a bit. I went as far as I thought is good enough as I expect some distortion again from bashing the metals together.




    It sits mainly quite tight. Some further refinement still needed.

    But I have one 0.4mm gap, where I hope I have enough metal to peen into and close the gap. Any thoughts on that?



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    As Matt would say, just get a big hammer! Sorry CK, probably better to get some advice from someone who knows what they are doing. Dovetails are looking good on the whole

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cklett View Post
    Some progress.

    I cut out the sole and sanded it down. As it was just some hot rolled mild steel I had to flatten it a bit. I went as far as I thought is good enough as I expect some distortion again from bashing the metals together.




    It sits mainly quite tight. Some further refinement still needed.

    But I have one 0.4mm gap, where I hope I have enough metal to peen into and close the gap. Any thoughts on that?



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    Wow, Cklett your flying again,
    Iíve only done two dovetail construction planes, but I would say as long as you have enough steel , that one dovetail that has a gap should close up and disappear altogether,
    Once you start peening them together(I prefer bashing ,but the snobs around hear might get upset at us.).

    Cheers Matt.

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    Stupid question time...one peens the brass right? Not the steel, or both.....

    This is because the steel holds the "dovetail" shape and the brass moulds itself into it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodPixel View Post
    Stupid question time...one peens the brass right? Not the steel, or both.....

    This is because the steel holds the "dovetail" shape and the brass moulds itself into it?
    No silly questions,
    Both get premed.

    Cheers Matt.

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    Not much progress. Work put a grinding halt on my shed time.

    From Matt's post in other thread however I thought I can improve on my tools a bit by grinding off the face of an older square file as a safe edge.

    Then I needed a handle for that file and by rummaging in my scrap pile found a handle from a rolling pin my wife broke. And no, she did not break it over my head. Although if she would have be sure I'd deserved it ;-)

    So I quickly turned that into a handle with a piece of copper pipe as ferule. A bit of work with a rasp to fit the ferule, some BLO and wax and finnished the handle. It'll do for now.



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    Practise, practise, practise....

    Second side fitted to the sole. I think this time I got a better fit than on the first one.




    Next is doing the mouth and then preparing for peening.

    I thought to give a bit more stats as well.
    The blade is about 44mm wide and the body with 300mm somewhere between a #4 and #5. It puts it to similar length as Lee Valley scrub plane, but wider.



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