A Traditional Tool Chest in Two Days with Christopher Schwarz Video Download

A Traditional Tool Chest in Two Days with Christopher Schwarz Video Download


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Restoring the Past with Amy Harrington McAuley

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When I first started building planes I really had no idea what I was doing.

In my mind the most logical place to start with it was to look at the types of planes I needed to build for my work.


The planes that I use most often are sprung sash planes. These are side escapement types that run at an angle instead of vertically.

Sprung Sash Plane.

Standing Sash Plane.

So when I built my first plane I used the only sprung sash plane I owned as my template and made all the angles to match. The plane worked and functioned as I had wanted. I consulted with a couple of books, namely John Whelanís book Making Traditional Wooden Planes and felt pretty comfortable building this one type of plane after half a dozen or so.

Sprung Sash Planes.

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