|Project by lumberjoe||posted 04-17-2015 06:06 PM||1691 views||9 times favorited||9 comments|
The good thing about making your own planes is you can make task specific ones and not worry about wasting a lot of money. This is a9 1/2” long razee style smoother made from Ash with a 55 degree bed angle. It’s the hand plane equivalent of 400 grit sandpaper. It’s difficult to push, but I use it to get a piece of wood finish ready. It’s not a general use plane.
It works so well that when I was testing it out and tuning the wedge, I couldn’t tell if I was planing a piece with the grain or against the grain. I spent a lot of time making sure the mouth was as tight as humanly possible. With a razor sharp hock iron, the surface is flawless.
Thanks again to Shipwright for the marquetry initials. It really takes my planes to the next level.