Panel Raising Plane.
January 18, 2012 3 Comments
I’ve bid on some panel raising planes but the prices always seem to be out of reach. I decided to convert a wood bodied plane I had restored a while ago.
This is the plane I started with.
I cut a groove on the side toward the raised panel and sharpened the blade on that side as well.
I then clean it up down to the line. The line, all the way around, it’s the width (typically 1/4”). I used my Veritas Plane’>Veritas small shoulder plane
I cut the panel with the panel raiser, then clean it up with one of the 3 planes (#62, #604 or shoulder) I find the #62 works best on the end grain typically, and my 604 works best on the long grain. I use the shoulder plane to clean up around the raise.
Ground the cutter
The picture below shows where cleanup will be needed with the shoulder plane.
I raised 2 test panels so far, one in pine and one in oak (oak is a real small one). I need to find a more convenient way to raise and lower the spur blade, but it works well enough that I will use it until I do.
Thanks for looking.