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Blog entry by Philip Edwards posted 2715 days ago 1039 reads 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Folks
Finished the shoulder plane I mentioned in my last post. What do you think?? A pretty little thing (if I do say so myself) ;)
It didn’t take too long to make, probably 10 hours total. But it works great and looks right. I hope the new owner likes it? I’ve put some pictures here….
Did a little more work on the new table – final dimensioned alll the stock on the table saw and then planed down the sapwood boards ready for the new pieces of walnut to be glued on. Sadly that is all I had time to do as I had some painting to do in the house. But you gotta keep the Boss happy ;)
Cheers
Phil



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Karson

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#1 posted 2715 days ago

Very nice Phil. What is the wood species? It looks a little like Goncalo Alves

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Don

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#2 posted 2715 days ago

Lovely work, Phil. What do you charge for one of these?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Philip Edwards

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#3 posted 2715 days ago

Karson
The timber is an African exotic, Ovangkol. Very interlocked grain and a REAL pain to plane without huge tear-out. Looks great, though! I made a cabinet using it a couple of years ago and this is an off-cut from that project.
Don
I just make them for the fun of it at the moment. One day, maybe!
Cheers
Phil
P.s. did you notice my sappy walnut in the background ;)

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gizzard

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#4 posted 2714 days ago

What a beautiful piece. That’s my kind of art. I’m glad to see you “sign” your work, it’s awesome!

-- Dennis, Tennessee

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#5 posted 2700 days ago

Very nice work. What did you use to cut the flat spot where the iron rest on the bed near the mouth? I see you used a hand saw on your all wooden bodied plane. Did you do the same on this one after cutting through the brass with the hacksaw?

Again VERY nice work. I am currently working on a wooden smoother right now.

Dave.

-- Dave.

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