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Offline Acer Saccharum

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Plane for sliding wooden patchbox lids
« on: June 01, 2009, 05:03:25 AM »
This plane is based on the old wooden planes of yesteryear. I use it to cut the dovetails on the wooden patchbox lids. Shown in the first picture is the plane in action, cutting the dovetails on a scrap. The beauty of this tool is that you can fit the lid to your box opening, one shaving at a time.





The depth of the dovetail is controlled here, by sliding the fence up or down on the body of the plane.


The 'bit' is a piece of )-1 tool steel, filed to shape, then hardened.


Completely apart, all pieces in view.



Now here are some CAD drawings I made. If you want them, you can get these in PDF format. click on the link below.
New: Download the PDF's direct from my blog: http://thosmachine.wordpress.com/2009/06/12/wooden-plane-for-wooden-patchbox/

I can also bring this plane with me to Dixon's...just ask. It's nice to see the thing in the flesh, answers a lot of questions.







« Last Edit: June 13, 2009, 01:46:28 AM by Acer Saccharum »
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Re: Plane for sliding wooden patchbox lids
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2009, 06:02:26 AM »
AWESOME work and tutorial, you guys just keep bringing on the future projects!  Thanks Tom

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Re: Plane for sliding wooden patchbox lids
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2009, 01:22:03 PM »
Very nice Acer :) As brokenflint said, there is another one added to my list of projects.
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Re: Plane for sliding wooden patchbox lids
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2009, 09:22:22 PM »
 Really neat. I take it the plane is stationary and the lid is slid along the plane.

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Re: Plane for sliding wooden patchbox lids
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2009, 03:19:17 AM »
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I take it the plane is stationary and the lid is slid along the plane.

Precisely. I hold the plane in the vise, and slide the patchbox lid over the plane. Be extremely careful not to have your fingers hang over the edge of the lid where the cutter can bite you. I am OK so far. My plane is not all bloodstained.

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Re: Plane for sliding wooden patchbox lids
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2009, 02:39:30 PM »
And you are selling them for ?  I am interested ...   ;D

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Re: Plane for sliding wooden patchbox lids
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2009, 08:30:37 PM »
No, I'm not selling them. I just made one, and put the info out there for anyone interested in making one. I have PDF's I can send you, which you can print out, all dimensioned, materials, etc. Drop me a PM with your e-mail.

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Re: Plane for sliding wooden patchbox lids
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2009, 08:36:29 PM »
I was hoping you were going to sell some of them.  I would have to make aboutt 6 of them to finally get one right !!  ::)   ;D

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Re: Plane for sliding wooden patchbox lids
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2011, 09:26:31 AM »
 Real nice pice of work that plane is i think that i will make one  though your generously thank you
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Re: Plane for sliding wooden patchbox lids
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2011, 04:33:38 PM »
Acer -- Thanks for the PDF. I downloaded it and will have my new project done in a week or so (it could take up to a year or longer around here). Oh, and since I can't make it to Dixon's to see it in the flesh, could you please send it to my address? I'll have it back to you in a week or so----. lol  :o ;D
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