Scrub plane

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Project by Isra posted 04-09-2015 11:29 PM 1233 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, I just finished a scrub plane that I needed. The body and the wedge are made of quarter sawn beech and the dowel to hold the wedge is made of granadillo. The blade is from Lie Nielsen. The bed angle is 50º and the front of the bed has 60 º with a negative angle at the mouth to compensate further adjustements of the plane sole. It is finished with linseed oil. I hope you like it. Thanks for watching.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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#1 posted 04-10-2015 12:14 AM

Beautiful, I love it.
Simple and that’s why it is so much more.
Best thoughts,

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

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#2 posted 04-10-2015 01:24 AM

Looks like a quality handmade plane certainly looks up to the task .
As Mads said Simple and that’s why it is so much more .
Must be plane making season and I just ordered a iron today to attempt my first .


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 04-10-2015 06:23 AM

That’s a very clean-looking plane. Does it work well?

-- Allen, Colorado

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#4 posted 04-10-2015 06:32 AM

Hi, thanks for your comments.Yes Allen, it works very well.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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#5 posted 04-10-2015 03:08 PM

Simplicity and function combined beautifully. Fine work Isra.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#6 posted 04-10-2015 04:36 PM

Thanks Rod, I like simplicity, not always, but when working wood I think less is more.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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#7 posted 04-10-2015 06:48 PM

For a roughing tool that looks anything but. Great work.

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#8 posted 04-10-2015 07:13 PM

Thanks a lot, the next one I will try to do it withthe traditional wedge support because I think it is better and looks better too.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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#9 posted 04-10-2015 08:21 PM

Simple and strong lines. Looks like a winner.
Any reason for the 50 degrees cutting angle? pros/cons?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#10 posted 04-10-2015 10:05 PM

Hi, I used 50 degrees to try and see if I reduce tear out in difficult wood. I know, it is a scrub plane, but when I used it in the figured oak that I am working on, it works better than a 45 degrees one, there is less tear out and I have less work to do with the jack plane.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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