Remodeled Queensland Walnut, Ironbark and Bone Block Plane.

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Project by RusticJohn posted 04-24-2014 04:57 AM 1395 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a plane I made about 10 years ago but recently remodeled. The first one was a bit ordinary looking. Another plane I use every day as it cuts well and fits my hand snugly. It was the only piece of Queensland Walnut I have ever had. The Ironbark was from Australia also. Ox bone used instead of Ivory.

Unusually I purchased a new Stanley block plane blade, turned it over and made a cap iron. Normally use reconditioned old blades from dead antiques. Its a lovely little plane to use that can take the rigors of a workshop. I give it a re-polish every now and again to restore the looks. Based on Krenov principles. These have served me well and I see little need to go past them.

-- RusticJohn

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#1 posted 04-24-2014 11:07 AM

Beautiful block plane John, very nice looking design and wood. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#2 posted 04-24-2014 12:42 PM

That is a beautifully sculpted plane!!

-- 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 12:57 PM

really sweet looking little block plane I like the sculpting and carving.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 04-24-2014 05:10 PM

“Treasured Heirloom” jumps to mind John.
Very nice indeed.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#5 posted 04-24-2014 09:43 PM

Thank you all for the comments. I really like using the tools I have made.

-- RusticJohn

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#6 posted 04-26-2014 10:32 PM

Great job Rustic. You have used some tough wood there mate.
I’ve turned some Qld walnut. You need to keep the chisels sharp, very tough stuff & iron bark goes without saying.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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