Shoulder plane setup

  • 04 Dec 2017 3:37 PM
    Message # 5612383
    I see Rob using the bench surface to make the edge of his shoulder plane to align with the edge of blade. However, the instructions for the WoodRiver shoulder plane says "The blade provided with the WoodRiver no. 92 is 0.007" wider than the body of the plane. In order to cut a square shoulder, it is necessary for the blade to project 0.003" to 0.004" past the body. This projection can be set by placing the plane on it's side on a flat surface. Raise the front and rear of the body of the plane with paper shims (standard notebook paper is .003" to .004" thick), and reference the blade to the flat, un-shimmed surface"



    Last modified: 04 Dec 2017 3:38 PM | Anonymous
  • 05 Dec 2017 10:36 PM
    Reply # 5614426 on 5612383

    It seems to me that for the plane to cut square, guided by one edge of the plane, the blade has to be flush on that side with all of the extra blade on the other side away from the precise corner. This is the way that Rob demonstrates. I would guess that the Woodriver instructions may have been written by someone with no wood working experience, as is the case for many current tools.

    I checked my handplane reference books and found no mention of how to handle this portion of the setup.


  • 06 Dec 2017 3:18 AM
    Reply # 5614692 on 5612383

    It seemed to me, looking at the plane closely, that there is a very small rounded over corner between the bottom and the side of the plane. I'm thinking that if that's so, sticking out a few thousandths might make the side of the blade line up with the side of the plane better. 

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