How to make a Shoulder Plane

Shoulder planes are a useful addition to a woodworkers arsenal, they are used for adding a rabbett or groove to a piece of wood.

A lot of woodworkers use a router for this task, however there are times when a hand tool is more appropriate, particularly if you want to work quickly without the hassle of setting up a router.

This is a Shoulder Plane I made out of Purple Heart, although any hard wearing wood can be used.DSC_0821 DSC_0822 DSC_0823 DSC_0824 DSC_0825 DSC_0826 DSC_0827 DSC_0829 DSC_0832 DSC_0835 DSC_0827 DSC_0819 DSC_0820lightbox title