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Part two of the Kerfing Plane project, continues along with refining the body.

Rasps, files, and finally, sandpaper are used to shape and smooth the quarter sawn cherry.

Both in the video and the book, I encourage you to stop every few minutes of shaping, and simply hold the plane.

This may sound a little strange but, do it- trust me!

Hold the plane and close your eyes, feel what areas need to be refined and which don’t.

Allow the plane body to evolve naturally into the finished form it will eventually become.

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The fixed fence model Kerfing Plane complete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used Tried & True oil/varnish for the finish and after the blade was installed, the tool was ready to run!

In use, this fixed fence model works much like a plow plane;

I begin the cut at the far end of the work piece and gradually, saw my way back, to establish the kerf.

When the tool bottoms out, ( about 1/2-in. depth in this model ) I know the kerf is complete.

This video shows the very-first time this version of the tool was used.

I’ll break out some other details in later posts-

until then, enjoy the second part of the Kerfing Plane !

Cheers~

 

 

THE MUSIC AND THE TOOLS

The song in this video is called ‘Tar’ and is off of my Beyond Before CD.

You’ll find it here for purchase.

Some of the tools used in the video are:

Italian Shaping Rasps

10-in. Half-Round Rasps

Wood and Cabinet Files

Self-Threading Handles for the Above

 

**KERFING PLANE BLADES ARE AVAILABLE  AT BAD AXE TOOL WORKS.COM