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Here are some pictures and/or drawings of tools from various makers.  If the name of the submitter is underlined, you can go to the submitter’s web site.


Alan Taylor’s Planes

Alan Taylor’s Planes


Ron Larsen’s Scraper Plane

Ron Larsen’s Scraper Plane 01

Ron Larsen’s Scraper Plane 02

I made the body years ago when I had access to a Bridgeport at work.  It was a lunchtime project to teach a new electrical engineer how mechanical things were made.  The plane never worked well as a block plane, so I used  it for a paperweight on my desk.  After I bought the Lie-Nielsen 212 I got the idea to convert my block plane to a scraper.

Ron Larsen’s Scraper Plane 03

I cut a block of walnut to fit the slope of the body. The block holds the blade twenty degrees forward of vertical.  I considered using a heavier wood, but I had the walnut.

Ron Larsen’s Scraper Plane 04

The blade holder is turned from a piece of hex brass I had.

Ron Larsen’s Scraper Plane 05

I threaded a length of quarter-inch brass rod with a micrometer thread (1/4 - 40), drilled & tapped for a knurled knob.

Ron Larsen’s Scraper Plane 06

The pieces ready for assembly.  The blades are from Woodcraft, but had to be reground to a sixty degree bevel.  I drilled and tapped the front of the body at a corresponding angle so the blade holder would hit the blade square.  The brass strips on the sides create a "rodmaker's groove".  They're .030 thick, so to adjust I set the scraper on a flat surface and use a .028 shim in the groove.

Ron Larsen’s Scraper Plane 07

Ron Larsen’s Scraper Plane 08

Ron Larsen’s Scraper Plane 09

Ron Larsen’s Scraper Plane 10

Different shots of the assembled scraper.

Ron Larsen’s Scraper Plane 11

I use the scraper mainly for glue removal, but at times I need it to get me out of trouble when I hit a node that wants to lift.

The scraper weighs one and a quarter pounds, which is about half a pound less than the Lie-Nielsen 212.  So far I haven't had the plane chatter or had the blade slip.


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