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Traditional Chinese Jack Plane

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Project by bandit571 posted 05-25-2014 07:29 PM 989 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

18” or so long, with a 2” wide cutter. Body is Oak, as well as the handle. Wedge is Walnut. Started out as just a blank of Oak. Lots of chisel and saw work. And a bit of carving.

This would be a nice weekend project.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use





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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 05-25-2014 08:26 PM

”...a nice weekend project…”

It would probably be a month long project for me….
Given my “procrastination syndrome”!!!!

You did make quick work of this JACK plane….
How do you know it’s name?
Kinda looks like a Fred to me!!! ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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bandit571

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#2 posted 05-25-2014 08:37 PM

Jack plane as in Jack of all trades. Also called a Fore plane, because it is used be FORE all other planes.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#3 posted 05-25-2014 09:58 PM

Looks great, Bandit! How wide is the mouth? What tools did you use for carving? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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bandit571

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#4 posted 05-25-2014 10:18 PM

Mouth is for the 2” wide iron. Idiot with the saw made the throat a bit large though. Next one will be tighter, but on a Jack plane wide is OK.

Carving tools were just my regular chisels. Got it close, then sanded it smooth. Front end was marked out and a handsaw cut a few lines.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 05-25-2014 11:00 PM

Pretty incredible getting the angle correct for the iron. With hand tools, I am afraid I would screw it up.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 05-25-2014 11:13 PM

Awesome “weekend” project. Nice work.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#7 posted 05-26-2014 05:01 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed Bandit! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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