Toolmaking
September 1, 2007
Entry Details
 

# 553
Tino Ferreira
Scarborough, ON
Dimensions (inches):  
  Width:   2
  Height:   2 1/4
  Depth:   7 3/4
Materials:   Black Oak with 1 1/6" x 1 5/8" x 4 1/2" Steel Blade
Photo shows the three pieces of the whole tool; the block, wedge and blade.  I was having trouble smoothing the inside of curves such as wheels, etc. so I made this plane and I have had much success with it and it is very useful.
 
Photo shows the right side of the plane upside down to show curve intended to help with smoothing the inside of curves.
 
Photo shows the right side view with tool right-side-up with the contour of the front and grip.
 
Photo shows the top and left side and the rear grip.
 
Photo shows the left side at an angle showing the curve and placement of the blade.
 

Judges Comments
CS : It's a rough-and-ready compass plane with a fixed radius. Clearly a tool for the shop and not the shelf. Works pretty well.
Clarence : Detail and finish is as important in tools as with any woodworking. A bit of cleaning up would make a big difference.

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