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Plane No. 2

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Project by Wolfdaddy posted 04-09-2015 07:07 PM 1394 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This plane has been in the works for quite a while. I wanted a low angle plane for trimming end grain. This one is bedded at about 40° with a Half-ashed iron. Made from birdseye maple and wenge, with sapele wedge and cross pin. The original wedge was wenge, but it didn’t hold very well, so I made a new one.
I still have some adjusting to do, and it needs a good honing, but it works pretty well so far. Sadly, I haven’t actually trimmed any end grain with it successfully yet.

-- "MOM! I think there's something under our house! I'm gonna need a jackhammer, a fish bowl, some air tanks, and maybe a few pipes."





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mmh

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#1 posted 04-09-2015 08:04 PM

A nice little tool you can enjoy for a long time!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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mafe

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#2 posted 04-09-2015 11:27 PM

Sweet I like the second curve.
Also I like the flash of red I see in the background. ;-)
How does it perform on end grain?
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 04-10-2015 01:31 AM

Love the contrasting woods and beautiful shape of this plane a real gem and the shavings speak .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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Andre

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#4 posted 04-10-2015 03:34 AM

Very different design, blades appears very close to the front? The joys of wood planes, fine tuning!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 04-10-2015 05:21 AM

Nice, Wolfdaddy! I see from your avatar that you really like it!
Mads, I had the last pic up when I read your comment and thought ‘Mads really likes his coffee!’.
Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 04-10-2015 10:56 AM

;-)

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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mafe

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#7 posted 04-10-2015 10:57 AM

Try second picture top right…
I don’t like my coffee, my coffee is a art form. ;-)

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 04-10-2015 12:49 PM

Yeah, I did see that other flash of red on the next run through of the images.
:-)

-- God bless, Candy

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Wolfdaddy

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#9 posted 04-10-2015 01:26 PM

mmh, thanks!
Mads, sadly, the red flash is not mine :(
One day maybe. The couple times I’ve tried it on end grain it did ok, but it wasn’t as sharp as it should be, and I need to work on my technique. Thanks for the kind words :)
Klaus, thanks! I really like how this one turned out. I need to flatten the sole a bit more, then I’ll be able to make some nicer shavings :)
Rad, yes the blade is closer to the front than it should be. The next one will be further back.
Candy, I really like this one! It’s on top of my dresser right now :)
I do love a good coffee. Might be about time to fire up the aeropress.

-- "MOM! I think there's something under our house! I'm gonna need a jackhammer, a fish bowl, some air tanks, and maybe a few pipes."

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Wolfdaddy

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#10 posted 04-10-2015 01:33 PM

Here is the mouth in relation to the toe. As you can see, the mouth is not as small as I wanted it.

-- "MOM! I think there's something under our house! I'm gonna need a jackhammer, a fish bowl, some air tanks, and maybe a few pipes."

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mafe

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#11 posted 04-10-2015 04:23 PM

Smiles, I just like red things, especially when they run on gasoline. ;-)
Sharpen it to dead sharp and I’m sure you will have a fine result on end grain.
Looks fine if you want to change it, you can always put on a extra sole or just a piece in the mouth.
I’m sure it will be ok as it is.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 04-12-2015 01:43 AM

I really like the style of this one WD. Looks great!

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#13 posted 02-15-2016 08:25 PM

I like the lean forward profile…..nice!

-- Al,New Jersey -To thine own self be true

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