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Chisel Plane

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Here's a fun little project you can try sometime.  With a simple block of wood you can use your chisel as a hand plane.

Pretty simple and easy too.  I found this chunk of maple late on Sunday afternoon, and had a finished tool by the time the sun went down.

I didn’t set out with the plan of getting all fancy with the wedge, but I got bored while the glue was drying on the other part. The shape kind of reminds me of a shaving curl, which makes me like it a lot.

If you want to build your own, mine was done just like this tutorial

Really, the only main difference is that I sketched out a different design that appealed to me. Also I didn’t mess with carving out the spot for the chisel. Instead I split the board lengthwise, sawed out each half, and then glued back together. (It’s arguably simpler/faster/easier that way, but whichever way you want to skin that cat.)

Hope this inspires somebody.  If so, post pics of your build! :)
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You're so creative. I found it hard to do woodwork but you have done beautifully.
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This is a cool idea and great execution!
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