|Project by RusticJohn||posted 04-24-2014 04:32 AM||1865 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
This is one of my favourite working planes that I made a few years ago. I was lucky to be offered the Ebony but had to use faux Ivory as the real stuff is unobtainable here. You can see by the wear marks on the body that is is often used. The high angle blade makes it great for wood with tricky grain. Normally I make my planes more elaborate but tend to keep them fairly bare for working versions.
The plane is based on Krenov but has all the attributes of a Japanese one. That is hollows in the sole which has mitered edges to reduce the the friction. I have just enough Ebony to make one more small plane. A very pleasurable task I am saving for the future.