James ran across this in the magazine ShopNotes. He writes: “When I got issue 88, I was amazed by this article on how to make a shoulder plane. Shoulder planes are rather expensive, but that’s not really why I want to build one. The article includes full instructions for the metalworking required. It even shows how to use your drill press as a vertical metalworking lathe. I’ve wanted to learn metalworking for a long time so this looks like a great project for acquiring some of the skills.”
The site he submitted, PlansNOW, offers a full set of plans for $5. Interestingly, I’d not seen ShopNotes before, so I was as excited about James’ mention of it as I was about the rest of his submission.
Have any of you Toolmongers tried this project?