|Project by quicksilver||posted 08-22-2014 07:39 PM||2078 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
In the quest to learn to build a traditional infill style planes, I constructed a wooden prototype to sharpen both design and building skills. I have long yearned to build infill planes, but have little in the way of metal working skills.
This plane was constructed of white oak for the sides and sole, jarrah for the infill and purple heart for the lever cap. The hardware is all off-the-shelf from the local hardware store. The blade is a Hock, ordered for the purpose of an infill plane. Bedding angle is 55 degrees. Dovetails were cut with a small saw and then filed to fit.
Please note “memos to self” written on the plane sides, as I plan to save this for future reference. While it was never designed to actually function or be a show piece, I am proud that it actually cuts shavings.
It is my intent to now to progress to mild steel and then tool steel and brass or bronze. We’ll see how it goes!!!