|Project by Ripthorn||posted 03-26-2015 01:55 AM||1604 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
When building one of my more recent guitars, I wanted a thumb plane for carving the top, but didn’t want to shell out $60 for an Ibex. I found a little tutorial on making these, so I scrounged some scraps from the shop: monkey pod for the sides, curly maple for the middle section, 1/8” brass rod for the cross pin, some O1 for the blade, mild steel for the lever cap, and an old screw with a small scrap of steel rod and rosewood for the thumb screw. After assembly was complete, the bottom was belt sanded to shape with the iron in it. I then honed the iron without hardening. I will harden it when I do my next batch of hardening. It has a twin that is flat soled that has yet to be completely finished. It’s a fun little guy!
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