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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Hand Tools => Topic started by: online421 on August 02, 2017, 07:57 PM

Title: chamfering by hand
Post by: online421 on August 02, 2017, 07:57 PM
A couple of days ago I needed to do some chamfering but it was Sunday morning at 7am, and I needed to complete the chamfering before the glue up.

I am pretty sure my neighbour wont be too impressed with the vacuum and the compressor going at the same time (I use LEX3 sander, my compressor is a 10hp 43CFM beast).

So I took out my file and did the chamfering.

what a pleasure it was, quiet, no strain on the wrist (sander hose attached to vacuum - always hated it), no vibration, and no power bill to pay!

moral of the story is... machine can never replace hand tools.

Title: Re: chamfering by hand
Post by: ear3 on August 02, 2017, 08:28 PM
I had a similar experience the other day, but with jointing. Needed to flatten some boards before running them through the planar. It was too early in the morning to start up the hl850, so I just hit them with the jack and no.8. Didn't take that much longer than working with the power plane, and ultimately it conserves more thickness in the wood.
Title: Re: chamfering by hand
Post by: Svar on August 02, 2017, 08:37 PM
You can also try walking instead of driving next time you need something at the corner store. Legs are so quiet and smooth!
  [big grin] [poke]
Title: Re: chamfering by hand
Post by: Untidy Shop on August 03, 2017, 12:08 AM
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We could look at hand tools such as planes, through 'filtered' eyes!  [smile]
Title: Re: chamfering by hand
Post by: HarveyWildes on August 03, 2017, 01:04 AM
I pretty much do all of my chamfering with a block plane.  Routers are just too slow to set up.  The only exception is when chamfering inside corners - hard to get the block plane into those.
Title: Re: chamfering by hand
Post by: Bohdan on August 03, 2017, 01:39 AM
You can also try walking instead of driving next time you need something at the corner store. Legs are so quiet and smooth!
  [big grin] [poke]

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Title: Re: chamfering by hand
Post by: Bob D. on August 03, 2017, 05:02 AM
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We could look at hand tools such as planes, through 'filtered' eyes!  [smile]

Clifton, that's a name I have not seen in a while. I bought a Clifton Multi-plane
many (30+) years ago, don't know where it is now or if I still have it.
Title: Re: chamfering by hand
Post by: Untidy Shop on August 03, 2017, 06:50 AM
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We could look at hand tools such as planes, through 'filtered' eyes!  [smile]

Clifton, that's a name I have not seen in a while. I bought a Clifton Multi-plane
many (30+) years ago, don't know where it is now or if I still have it.

@Bob D.
A search of Clifton planes turned up some U.K. Sites -

http://www.flinn-garlick-saws.co.uk/acatalog/HAND-PLANES.html?gclid=CLTp6PfvutUCFQoQvQodkbQFbA

http://www.toolnut.co.uk/products/planes

I myself, however, have some Stanley Planes inherited from my father and my own collection of Veritas and one Australian Shoulder plane made by -

https://www.hntgordon.com.au

Like many here, I should use them more!
 
Title: Re: chamfering by hand
Post by: RKA on August 03, 2017, 07:20 AM
Toolsforworkingwood.com carries clifton planes.  I was admiring them a few weeks ago while at their store.  I've never seen them before, but on first blush it was clear to my uninformed eyes that it was every bit as good as the premium brands made on this side of the pond.
Title: Re: chamfering by hand
Post by: ear3 on August 03, 2017, 07:31 AM
I bought the 3 in 1 Clifton shoulder plane from them, but it hasn't gotten a lot of use yet.   

Toolsforworkingwood.com carries clifton planes.  I was admiring them a few weeks ago while at their store.  I've never seen them before, but on first blush it was clear to my uninformed eyes that it was every bit as good as the premium brands made on this side of the pond.
Title: Re: chamfering by hand
Post by: HarveyWildes on August 03, 2017, 10:22 AM
You can also try walking instead of driving next time you need something at the corner store. Legs are so quiet and smooth!
  [big grin] [poke]

Yeah, but you just don't get the same hands-on feel.
Title: Re: chamfering by hand
Post by: Euclid on August 18, 2017, 05:07 PM
You can also try walking instead of driving next time you need something at the corner store. Legs are so quiet and smooth!
  [big grin] [poke]
You haven't heard my knees creaking...
Title: Re: chamfering by hand
Post by: Rusty Miller on August 19, 2017, 11:04 AM
I like to use my Japanese chamfering plane.  All the chamfers come exactly the same size because the depth is set on the plane itself.  Check Japan Woodworker, I'm sure they have them.

Rusty
Title: Re: chamfering by hand
Post by: derekcohen on August 19, 2017, 12:29 PM
Chamfering is one of the simplist tasks. Just use a block planes. There is rarely a need for utmost accuracy - the eye cannot tell the angle.

Many years ago I did build a (bevel up) chamfer plane. It is used when it is impartant that the chamfer is precise...

(https://s19.postimg.org/sdug56o4j/Chamferplane-1.jpg)

Regards from Perth

Derek
Title: Re: chamfering by hand
Post by: bror on August 19, 2017, 03:33 PM
For chamfering I use a little plane. When doing carpentry I usually carry it in my pocket. This is my new one. I was surprised that it still was for sale. one of my favourit tools.

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