I have been intrigued by handmade woodworking planes for some time. Handplanes are a symbol of woodworking and recognized by just about everyone.
I decided to give it a try after seeing an article on building a wooden plane in Fine Woodworking magazine. This is a modified version of what they built.
It started out as a 3/4" red oak board which I cut up and laminated into a block.
After glue-up, I squared the block and cut in into three sections
Next, I used my miter saw to cut the center section at 45-degrees and 62-degrees.
After gluing, I drew what I thought would be the finished profile. I was wrong.
I mis-measured the location of the dowel pin to hold the blade. It ended up higher than it should be which caused me to modify the profile to leave enough material above the dowel for strength.
All-in-all, it turned out fine. Here are some shavings.
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