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    Chamfer Plane

    Finished this "Krenovian" chamfer plane earlier today.

    I used an old blade from an "I dunno" block plane, and made the body from Maple, for the center section, and cherry, for the side plates.

    The carved indentations fit my hand nicely, and I think the carved wheat decoration (sorta like an old Disston saw) adds a nice touch, too.

    I left the carved grip indentations rough - right off the carving shisels - for a better grip. Finish is garnet shellac.
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    Beautiful tool. Congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Beautiful tool. Congrats.
    Thanks, Frank.

    I like it well enough that I think it deserves a better cap iron. I'm thinking maybe a piece of 3/16" or 1/4" brass, and a thumb-nut to replace the fender washer and wing nut that's on there right now. We'll see...
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    Very cool Jim.

    Hadn't even thought of doing a chamfer plane, but that would guarantee nice even chamfers all the way round.

    I like the thumb indentations too. Might have to steal that idea from you.

    And you're right, the little wheat carvings take it from just a utilitarian piece to something really nice..
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    nice job there jim,, and maybe i can see one of those in the future as well
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    Real nice, Like Larry I think I'll add one of those to my to do list
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    ...I like the thumb indentations too. Might have to steal that idea from you...
    Brent, the way I hold it, I have a thumb depression on the left side, and a three finger indent on the right, with an index finger groove on the top, front. It took a while to 'fit' it, but it just sorta naturally falls to hand, now. Very comfortable to hold.

    BTW, I drew a line across the blade bed as a starting point for a chamfer, then just bump tha back edge of the blade on the bench top after each pass Could use a small mallet instead), until I get the chamfer I want. Then reset the blade for the next job.

    It works like a little champ!
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    Thanks for the tips Jim. Yeah, When I get back to my table project, I'm going to need to do chamfers all the way around. I could use a router I reckon, but me, maple, and routers tend to make 'burn' marks.

    This looks like a sweet solution!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Thanks for the tips Jim. Yeah, When I get back to my table project, I'm going to need to do chamfers all the way around. I could use a router I reckon, but me, maple, and routers tend to make 'burn' marks.

    This looks like a sweet solution!

    Take light cuts and climb cut. I do maple all the time and never have a problem with burning..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    Take light cuts and climb cut. I do maple all the time and never have a problem with burning..
    But your'e probably not as clumsy as I am...
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