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When I decided to use mortis and tenon joints, I could adjust the fit using a chisel to pare away the excess. Then I built a window bench with 70 some joints. I decided I couldn't live without a shoulder plane. They're hard to find in the flea markets and antique stores and being frugal (cheap), I wasn't going to buy new.

So here's what I came up with.
 

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Great Idea!

And totally simple to make. I'm thinkin' hacksaw and some files and grind down the width of a wider plane iron. I think I see notches. But like the man said "how you do that?" :blink: bill
 

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Thanks for the inspiration.BW
 

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That's need. Is that just on the one side then? I think Lie Nielsen makes a block plane like that, but I am sure yours is a little less $$. Very inovative.
 

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Thanks everyone.

The blade is only on the one side. I should make another with the blade on the right.

Total cost was $15...flea market plane, then a couple of hours labor.
 

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I know this is an old thread, but I was doing a search for 'Shoulder Plane' and I came across this.

Does it matter what number (No. 4,etc) of plane that you use?
If it does, what numbers should I look for?

Thanks

P.S. I had a chance to buy a No. 110 for $10, but the guy is out of town now.
Would that have worked?

Also it was supposedly an 'antique'. Would it be sacrilidge (sp?) to convert that one?
 

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I know this is an old thread, but I was doing a search for 'Shoulder Plane' and I came across this.

Does it matter what number (No. 4,etc) of plane that you use?
If it does, what numbers should I look for?

Thanks

P.S. I had a chance to buy a No. 110 for $10, but the guy is out of town now.
Would that have worked?

Also it was supposedly an 'antique'. Would it be sacrilidge (sp?) to convert that one?
I guess a 4 could be made into a rabbet plane with a wider blade. Would look like a #10

If you look around, #78's are plentiful, can be $35-$75.

As for a 110, they can be 30-100 years old.. I don't know how easily it could be modified, there's no lever cap, just a tension knob to hold the blade.
 

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The No. 78 is already a rabbet plane and could be used as a shoulder plane without any modification, right?

In your text above, which model did you modify?

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The only plane I modified was the 220 block plane. The pic of the #10 is off the 'net. The 78 is mine.
 
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