|Project by tejon||posted 11-07-2014 02:43 PM||1599 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Update: 20 Nov 2014: I fixed up the damage to the plane, and it is a little shorter but not enough to matter to function. Because we have already awarded the plane to our lecturer, I can upload the images from after we engraved it. The last image, with the ruler in it is the old version; the first four are of the repaired plane.
This past weekend, I made the handplane to be given out as part of an annual lectureship award. Every year we give an award to a woodworking educator and invite him or her to come give a lecture. We present them with a handmade, engraved plane. Somehow, I got tasked with making the plane this year.
The body is mahogany, and the sole is ebony. It uses the Veritas block plane adjuster and blade sold by Lee Valley. I spent most of an afternoon shaping and scraping and finishing.
This afternoon I came home to grab the thing, which was sitting in the middle of my kitchen table, to take it to be engraved. Unfortunately, it seems my dog had been feeling neglected and had jumped up, grabbed the plane and nothing else, brought it down to the floor and proceeded to chew the heck out of it. Sigh. I was lucky I had snapped a photo when I did.
The good news is that my dog did not manage to cut herself of the extremely sharp PM-V11 blade and that with a lot of work, the piece is rescue-able. It will be smaller, but as long as the engraving fits on it and it looks good… these things happen.