|Project by Waldschrat||posted 01-09-2009 05:35 PM||1903 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
Not wanting to spend 100 Euros for a plane that I am not using that much (large planes are not used much in our shop) but still not having one i felt a bit incomplete, so I decided to make one. We just finished a very large solid Ami. Sugar Maple table and one of the extra “don’t know what to do with it” pieces I grabbed and turned it into my plane body….
but I thought “well it could use something else” and started carving what turned out to be an almost exact copy of my right fist! The Grip is offset turned also out of maple and the blade is a brand new antique that I happened to find at a very old store around the corner from my shop. The Wedge which is typical of planes in europe (the ones that I know are almost all wood), as well as the blade angle and width and length.
To keep it easy to dust off (I was not joking when I said that the larger planes (jack Planes?) are not use often) I used PUR Lack, which is also unusual for skulpturs
-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine