Sunday, 24 April 2011

A set of shoulder & rebate planes


I have recently completed the largest set of shoulder & rebate planes I have ever made. They are infilled with Honduran Rosewood and have bronze sides.









The rebate planes are 1", 3/4" and 1/2" wide and 9" long. They are all bedded at 28 degrees.



The wedges were all successively cut from a single piece of rosewood. There was a great “turn” in the grain that matched the shape of the wedge perfectly.







There was a bit of figure in the front infill blanks, so I shifted them forward or backward to catch as much of it as I could.




The two shoulder planes are 3/4" and 1" wide and are 8" long. These are bedded at 20 degrees.




These two wedges are also matching and have a similar grain pattern to the rebate planes.







The front infills of the shoulder planes were also cut from a single piece - the above photos shows the grain flowing from one plane to the other.

I am just finishing up 2 more planes right now - more Desert Ironwood later this week.

9 Comments:

Blogger mckenzie said...

wow, that set is going to make someone mighty happy

tyler

25 April 2011 at 22:16  
Blogger CarlS said...

Other than the bed angle, what is the difference between the rebate and the shoulder planes?

26 April 2011 at 14:16  
Blogger CarlS said...

Other than the bed angle, what is the difference between the rebate and the shoulder planes?

26 April 2011 at 14:16  
Blogger Aurora said...

Just beautiful.

26 April 2011 at 15:37  
Blogger Aurora said...

Just beautiful.

26 April 2011 at 15:38  
Blogger Konrad said...

Hi Tyler,

The planes were delivered two days before the customer was leaving for a woodworking course.

Cheers,
Konrad

27 April 2011 at 20:51  
Blogger Konrad said...

Hi Carl,

A good question - one that I had to ask many years ago. As far as infill planes go - the only difference is bed angle. The shoulder planes typically had smaller mouth openings... but most of the rebate planes I have seen have fine mouths. The only other difference is the overall shape of the body of the plane.

Cheers,
Konrad

27 April 2011 at 20:52  
Blogger Konrad said...

Thanks Aurora.

Cheers,
Konrad

27 April 2011 at 20:53  
Blogger Canis Dirus said...

Holy Smokes...

Those are quite a set. One thing I really like is the way you cut and shape your irons. Wood is, as usual, beautiful!

Post Tenebras, Lux
Dirus Canis
The Wolf and Moon™

30 April 2011 at 01:45  

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