Make a Try Plane




In this project we are going to make a tool that is called a tru plane. A try plane is used to flatten wood or knock of sharp corners

Step 1: Step 1 the Tools

The tools I used in this project are just common tools like a saw, drill, glue, a hack saw and some clamps

Step 2: Step 2 Wood and Steel

To get started you need some wood, a steel plate and a metal rod or a big nail could word al well. I used two differend kinds of wood but you don't have to. The dimentions are not realy importand since you can make it however you want. The angle cut to the darker wood is 45 degrees. For the wood at the bottom of the immage you need to remove about have an inch so when you are using it the wood doesn't get jammed.

Step 3: Step 3 the Glue Up

Glue the wood as shown in the pictures.
When clamped toghether measure out the block so you can cut a piece of rod or use a nail to hold the steel later.
Also drill a hole for the rod or nail as shown in the second picture

Step 4: Step 4 Steel

The steel I used was forged out by me but you cn use almost any kind. Grind a nice adge on it an of you want you can finnish it whith some passes on a diamond, oil or wet stone. I also heat treated the steel.

Step 5: Step 5 Final Assembly

Cut a piece of wood with a slight agle. This will go between the steel and the rod or nail to keep the steel in place.
The steel must be around 1/8th of an inch or 0.3 centimeters sticking out of the bottom.
And there it is a home made try plane!



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    4 years ago

    Well done. This should be a breeze to cut on a CNC-mill.