Veritas Inset Plane

I was asked to make a wooden body for a Veritas Inset Plane for demonstration purposes at Lee Valley’s Coquitlam showroom.  Along with a basic instruction sheet, this is what was in the box.

Inset Plane

Completing the plane was a neat project that only required a few hours, so I took the opportunity to do a Tweet-Along as I built a wooden chamfering body for the Inset Plane.

Chamfer Plane

I documented my progress live on Twitter using hashtag #FlairWW (follow me @FlairWoodworks) which was useful because each update had a time stamp so followers could see the rate at which I progressed.  I compiled the photos and Tweets into a video (duration – 5:55).

4 thoughts on “Veritas Inset Plane

  1. Chris,

    Please excuse my question from inexperience, but I would think the plane with the full length guides would be easier to use. Why would Veritas recommend stopping them short of the mouth? Is it because of the need to make room for the blade?

    I followed your tweetalong and like being able to reference the pics again in this video.
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Jim,

      I thought the exact same thing and that is why I made both versions. I used each version a little bit today and so far I prefer the plane with full-length guides. I feel that I have a little more control as I finish the cut, though the results from the two planes seem of the same quality.

      Using the short guides greatly simplifies construction and from my little experience so far, makes no difference in performance.

      Thanks for your questions and for following.


  2. Inspiring video. I bought one today and am in the process of sculpting the plane body. Trying to decided if there is an good way to make it adjustable for different widths of chamfer?

    1. Mike,

      Good question. I suppose that if you made the body wide enough, you could mill slotted holes in the chamfer guides to slide them laterally. Other than that, I can’t think of a good way.


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