Hand Skills No Other Plane Performs As Well As A Shoulder Plane When Hand Fitting Joints
Hand skills no other plane performs as well as a shoulder plane when hand fitting joints is article about Magazine bookmarked by scott with ID 12178081538 was uploaded on 04-01-2019 and has been viewed 142,043 times.
The Shoulder Plane Photos by Brian Hargreaves I think all woodworkers need a basic set of three planes: a smoothing plane, a low angle block plane and a shoulder plane.The shoulder plane is another in the series of bevel-up planes and we use it predominantly to clean up joinery to obtain that perfect fit.
As with the block plane, the shoulder plane does not incorporate a chip breaker.The bed angle is relatively low, at about 15 degrees.Together with a primary bevel of 25 degrees, we end up with an attack angle (the angle at which the blade enters the wood), of about 40 degrees.
In reality, we will add a couple of degrees of bevel when we hone the iron creating the micro-bevel; for those who like numbers, we end up at 42 degrees.The plane will see most of its use cutting across the grain for fitting joinery, but at 42 degrees, the attack angle is high enough that we don't suffer excessively when cutting with the grain.
The plane should have a small mouth opening to reduce tear-out.If you purchase a plane with a one-piece casting, make sure the effective mouth size is small, that is, with the...