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Wooden Planes #6: A Short Smoother

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Blog entry by Mark Kornell posted 04-14-2014 05:20 AM 1896 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: A Pair of Pocket Planes Part 6 of Wooden Planes series Part 7: Laminated Block »

I use this one as a smoother for some woods. It is short-ish for a smoother at 8 1/2”, but does its job quite well.

Has a nice weight to it in use – not too light and not too heavy. Feels very solid.

Made from wenge, with beech stripes and an ipe sole.

Finish is tung oil and wax

The bed is 50 degrees and the iron is another of the LV wooden plane irons. I cut it down with a Dremel and about 10 of those tiny cutting wheels.

—Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design



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WayneC

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#1 posted 04-14-2014 05:35 AM

Very nice Mark. I like the lamination.

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#2 posted 04-14-2014 01:10 PM

Very nice plane.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 04-14-2014 02:20 PM

I think I like this one the best so far, Mark. It looks like a lot of fun to use!

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#4 posted 04-14-2014 02:51 PM

so nice, I really like the wood combinations.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#5 posted 04-14-2014 02:59 PM

Beautifully done, Mark. This one really shows the shape and wood combinations I have grown accustomed to seeing from you.

-- Pay heed all who enter: Beware of "the Phog" Rock Chalk, Jayhawk

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#6 posted 04-14-2014 07:49 PM

Those colors, so chocolatey. Not sure if I want to make shavings with it, or take a bite.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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