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Wooden Planes #9: Curly smoother

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Blog entry by Mark Kornell posted 100 days ago 642 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This one is a smoother with a 45 degree bed. About 10 1/2” long

Curly maple, jatoba stripes and ipe sole. (I have half a plank of 1×4 ipe – what else am I going to use it for besides soles for planes?)

And another cut-down LV wooden plane iron.

Finish is tung oil and wax.

The configuration of the stripes was inspired by a picture of a AC Cobra in racing trim. Not a typical stripe configuration for a Cobra, so it stuck out.

This one loves making beautifully fluffy and see-through shavings

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design



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WayneC

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#1 posted 100 days ago

Very pretty Mark.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Don W

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#2 posted 100 days ago

you been hoarding these post?

Nice smoother!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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theoldfart

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#3 posted 100 days ago

Mark, think I asked this before so please excuse the repetition. How hard was it to glue the ipe’? I have two bins full of cut-offs from my deck.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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Mark Kornell

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#4 posted 99 days ago

OF – I haven’t had any issues glueing ipe. I wipe the surface with a acetone-dampened rag, wait 10 minutes. Wipe again and wait 5 minutes. Then glue as normal.

It makes for a tough, hard-wearing sole.

Don – just catching up.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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theoldfart

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#5 posted 99 days ago

Thanks Mark

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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terryR

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#6 posted 96 days ago

You do very nice, work, Mark! Any vintage car lover would HAVE to love your style of planes. Sexy, aerodynamic, and tons of hand-sanding, I imagine?

And that lovely piece of curly is easy to fall for as well! :)

Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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Mark Kornell

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#7 posted 96 days ago

Terry, I try to do as little hand sanding as possible. I do shaping with band saw, router, rasps, edge sander and spindle sander. The hand sanding is just taking it through the grits in preparation for finishing. Usually no more than 15 minutes per plane.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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