Building plane

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Building plane
« on: November 27, 2012, 04:37:19 AM »
Actually Friends, I am building a block plane in my workshop. The plans were featured in Shop-notes No. 79 and call for me to cut the shape of the plane out of 1/8" flat brass stock with a handsaw. It does not however tell me I need to use a metal blade or a special blade for this. Is it OK for me to use a 3/8 in handsaw blade on metal?  And the other problem is that I'm a wood carver and there were white worms in the cypress wood. Under the bark and boring holes in to it. Do you know their name and what to use to get rid of them?



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Re: Building plane
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2012, 05:57:45 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum!

I personally never made a plane and it sounds like fun, but I would think you need to use a hacksaw to cut the metal. Granted brass is soft so a wood saw may cut it but you are guaranteed to dull your saw. I do on occasion cut soft metal with my chop saw. I put an older blade on it backwards and cut slowly.  good luck on your plane!

Re: Building plane
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013, 02:40:59 PM »
Thank you for your reply.

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