Just some planes restored #4: Infill Jack (well almost)

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Blog entry by Don W posted 02-25-2012 10:15 PM 9413 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been working on this for 6 or 8 months. I’d do a little, loose interest, and set it back on the shelf. It sat so long I wound up using the frog, blade, cap iron and cap for another plane long since forgotten. The current frog has a broken top, so the lateral adjustment lever is gone. I will need to find 2. One for the nice #4 it came from and a replacement for this one.

The infill is made from ash. The front knob was a broken knob off a transitional. I had originally planned to turn a new knob, but that seemed to fit. The base is from a Stanley knock off #5.

The back infill is epoxied into the base. The front is just held on with the knob screw into the original hole.

The blade adjustment works as original.

I’m not sure what provoked me to do it. I just wanted something a little different.


I tested it to see if I could get some decent shavings. It worked fairly well, but It needs a lateral adjuster for sure. I plan to camber the blade and make it back into a jack.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#1 posted 02-25-2012 10:18 PM

i like the design on it the saw handle looks big n stout and ready for some scrubbing.

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#2 posted 02-25-2012 10:18 PM

Interesting does this add any heft to the plane at all?

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#3 posted 02-25-2012 10:20 PM

Charles, I would think a little, but it wasn’t noticeable.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#4 posted 02-25-2012 10:25 PM

iooy !
is it a reversed transionel
or transformed infill
or simply the first scout from a planet in another universe
there most be a law against making new trend like this …. its looking good somehow
hope it will inspire others to bring body┬┤s back to life

thanks for sharing Don

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#6 posted 02-25-2012 11:03 PM

Looks nice, hopefully you can dial it in, to where you want it.

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#7 posted 02-25-2012 11:39 PM

Very inventive Don, I like the Ash tote. In fact I like it all.

-- - "The hand speaks to the brain as surely as the brain speaks to the hand." Frank R. Wilson

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#8 posted 02-26-2012 02:01 AM

Good looking plane. The customized version !

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#9 posted 02-26-2012 04:41 AM

Don sweet modification! Does it feel different as far as vibration?

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

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#10 posted 02-26-2012 02:37 PM

Beauty Don !

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#11 posted 03-04-2012 01:16 PM

So cool Don.
I love the big handle.
Love that you try it out and get the feel.
Plenty of points for the realization.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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