Bubinga and Bone Smoothing Plane.

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Project by RusticJohn posted 04-24-2014 04:40 AM 2104 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another old favorite I made a couple of years ago. I use it every day as I think it cuts better than commercial planes. Fortunately I do have a small stock of Burbinga but I suspect it will be impossible to obtain any more in this country. Ox bone was used for the decoration as a substitute for Ivory. It can be worked well and glues very firmly to the wood. Again made on Krenov and traditional Japanese plane principles. 45 degree angle blade.

-- RusticJohn

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#1 posted 04-24-2014 11:09 AM

Another great looking plane, looks like it would be very comfortable fitting your hand, Excellent job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#2 posted 04-24-2014 12:43 PM

I love the shape of that plane and the use of ox bone accent that is shaped right with the wood!! Nice gong, John!!!!!!!!!!!!!!............cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 04-24-2014 03:51 PM

What a beauty!

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#4 posted 04-24-2014 06:29 PM

Beautiful I love it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 04-24-2014 09:44 PM

Again thank you all for the comments. This is a great plane to use.

-- RusticJohn

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#6 posted 04-24-2014 10:14 PM

Beautiful work great looking plane.

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#7 posted 04-25-2014 02:52 AM

Wow. That’s great John. I think I need to put “make a plane” on my to do list.

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab.

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