|Project by Bill Lattanzio||posted 09-03-2014 01:18 AM||1414 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
This is a smoothing plane I recently finished. The plane is 10 inches long, made with Bubinga cheeks and an Ash body/wedge. Overall build time was roughly 6 hours not including glue up time. It took just under 3 hours to shape the plane and just under two to make and fit the wedge.
The plane was shaped using chisels, a spokeshave, a block plane, and a rasp. I used French curves to lay out the basic shape. The sole was flattened using a Stanley #4 smooth plane, and then progressive sheets of sandpaper on the table saw bed from 60 grit up to 600 grit. For the finish I used two coats of linseed oil and one coat of wax. The iron is a Hock tools plane iron.
I’ve only made some test passes with it as of yet, but I’ve been able to take full shavings in Pine and Poplar. It was an interesting project, and I’m sure I will make others.
-- Bill L, PA, www.confusedwoodworker.wordpress.com I don't believe in isms, I just believe in me.