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Nigel Burden

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Here are a couple of planes that I made a year or two ago. The first is a moving fillister with a skewed blade which has since been re-purposed as a wide rebate plane as the blade was not correct, and shavings could pass both sides. The second plane is a simple rebate plane with a skew blade, made from the remains of a slatted wardrobe door.


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I feeel like that was the fastest I ever got drunk looking at those pictures Nigel.
Nice work. Are you watching that 101 lockdown series on youtube?
 

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I feeel like that was the fastest I ever got drunk looking at those pictures Nigel.
Nice work. Are you watching that 101 lockdown series on youtube?
Thanks Bm101. Yes I've been watching the Bench 101 series, and very good they are too.

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I'm seeing a bit of a theme theme to your work: you specialise in complicated holes. I have in the back of my mind a plan to make some planes, but things like this show how far I have to go yet. One day.
 

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I'm seeing a bit of a theme theme to your work: you specialise in complicated holes. I have in the back of my mind a plan to make some planes, but things like this show how far I have to go yet. One day.
Yes, but I'm still not very good at dovetails which can sometimes be gappy. Plane making can be addictive though, as is making saw handles.

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How did you cut and smooth the very shapely hole in the rebate plane?
 

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How did you cut and smooth the very shapely hole in the rebate plane?
The hole was cut using an auger bit and brace with a block of wood cut to the required angle to guide the auger bit clamped to the plane side. This was drilled away from the lay out line for the bed to allow for the upper curve. This was all done before chiselling out the mortise and bed for the iron, which IIRC is skewed at around 15°. The final shaping was done using a chisel to create the curve and then smoothed out using sandpaper wrapped around a dowel.

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