Shoulder Plane or Chisel Plane?

I don’t own a shoulder plane so I thought maybe I could make one after seeing this one by Kenney.

After looking at it, I thought maybe the iron could be replaced by a chisel. Then, I thought that maybe I’m not the first to think of this. Guess what? I’m not. After a google search for ‘chisel plane’, I found the one by Veritas. So, off to the shop to make a prototype.

Here is my prototype:

It works ok, but it is difficult to set the depth of the iron (chisel). If you try and take off too much wood it will chatter like crazy.

I think I might try and develop this a little more. I might be on to something.?.

One Response to “Shoulder Plane or Chisel Plane?”

  1. GarageWoodworks says:

    Awesome. I’m glad I could help out. Be sure to check out version 2.
    http://garagewoodworks.com/garage_blog/2010/11/29/chisel-plane-2-0/

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