The Small Shoulder Plane is my first offering as a kit. This plane will give you a chance to have a go at making a dovetailed plane, without breaking the bank.
Once completed, this plane will find work on almost every project you work on, it’s small enough to keep in your apron pocket, has enough mass to power through difficult grain, and looks as cute as a cute thing running on cute juice. It’s a real gem, and will, I’m sure become a family heirloom to be passed down from generation to generation.
This plane will also give you a chance of practising filing and peining compound dovetails before you move on to larger projects.
Here’s a pic of a completed plane to get your juices going.
The specs of the finished plane are as follows.
- 95mm (3.75″) long by 12mm (1/2″ish) wide.
- 25 degree pitch.
- O1 Tool Steel Iron tempered to Rc 60-62.
- Brass sides.
- Sole also O1 Tool steel.
To find out what’s included in the kit, have a look here.
All parts are precision CNC cut either by laser or water jet, that’s all that there will be left for you to do is to file the dovetail angles in the sole plate, pein/rivet the whole assembly together and cut the mouth. Cleaning and lapping of the metalwork can be achieved on a belt sander or linisher quite easily, but take care, as the brass is considerably softer than the steel sole, and therefore it’s quite easy to clean your plane into a nice wedge shape – don’t ask how I know.
Full instructions are supplied with every plane, and of course, any assistance you should require from myself.
If you’d like a PDF version of the 20 page instruction manual to have a look at, just let me know.
Price – £65 including delivery to the UK.
Should you have any questions, or would like to place an order, you can contact me via the on line form.
Offering this plane first, is also partly a financial decision on my part, as it’s the smallest of my intended planes, it therefore carries the least financial risk. This plane will give me a chance of testing the water without getting my fingers burnt too badly if things don’t work out.