Some of the tools I use
in my woodworking I build myself.
I especially like to
build my planes.
Although I built several of them already, I
always enjoy every new project.
In this article I will show how I build a Razee style Jack
Plane. My plan calls for 14 inches plane with a single, 2 inches
I start with selection of the material.
Not everyone has access to thick stock. You can make a perfectly
good plane laminating thin boards. This is hard maple I got
pretty cheap. I will use a WoodRiver V3 replacement iron for a
No.4/No.5 planes. You can buy these at
The is the iron I will be using. I really like these. They are
very thick and take a keen edge. The plane is built around the
iron. If you build a plane, get the iron you will be using
I cross cut my stock to a rough length first. The plane is going
to be 14" final dimensions, I like some wiggle room so I'm
measuring to 16".
Mark the boards for cross cutting.
Rough cross cutting. This 300mm Kataba Japanese saw cannot be
beat for this task.