Dovetailed Shoulder Plane
Make an heirloom tool and learn the secret to creating double dovetails in metal — it’s easier than you think.
Hand tools are fascinating. Often times, they’re a simple form that is designed for one purpose. How they look is overshadowed by how they perform. Of course, there’s the other side of the coin as well. Some tools perform well, but they’re absolutely beautiful to look at. This dovetailed shoulder plane not only looks great, but it also performs like a champion as well. The plans will walk you through creating this heirloom-quality tool and teach you the tricks of cutting dovetails in metal. It’s easier than you think.
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What You Get:
- 13 pages of step-by-step instructions
- 60 Full-color photos and exploded views
- Shop tips & techniques
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.
All of the information that you need to build our plans can be found in the standard plan. However, if you want even more granular detail to make your job easier, you should consider our premium plans. These come with additional shop diagrams that we drew when creating the prototypes. Shop drawings are not available for every plan.