Another Plane

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Blog entry by Philip Edwards posted 02-04-2007 09:04 PM 1496 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 ;)

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#1 posted 02-04-2007 10:19 PM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 02-05-2007 12:43 AM

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

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#3 posted 02-05-2007 02:27 AM

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.
I just make them for the fun of it at the moment. One day, maybe!
P.s. did you notice my sappy walnut in the background ;)

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#4 posted 02-06-2007 06:18 AM

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 02-19-2007 04:26 PM

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.

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