Making a Jack Plane
The jack plane is the workhorse of the wood shop. In this 3 day class, students will use seasoned billets of beech wood, layout the profile, mortise the center escapement, saw the wedge slots, then cut the wear to allow shavings to escape smoothly. Next, the blade and the wedge are tuned to fit the opening, then the rear tote is rough cut, radius cut on the edges and mortised into the top rear of the plane body.
Steel work will finalize the plane. Students will rough grind the cutting edge and fashion the back edge in an attractive 18th century style. Finally, the cutting edge will be heat treated and buffed for razor sharpness.
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