|Project by Ripthorn||posted 04-18-2015 12:24 AM||1236 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
I decided to build my take on the small smoother that Ron Brese builds. I have had the metal parts since I built my first infills (the sides were left overs from the side pieces of my first infill shoulder plane). I finally got around to it because I am on a year long (or so) hiatus from guitar building, which tends to distract me a lot. Anyway, this was just a prototype build with rough metals and some scrap purpleheart I had kicking around. The vital specs:
- 55 degree bed
- 6” long
- 1 1/2” wide O1 iron, 5/32” thick
- Mild steel all around
This was just a prototype to work out the bugs before building my own. This one, as with all my prototypes, is going to my brother. If you want to see the step-by-step, the blog starts here. This went so well that I built a pair using better steel and Burmese blackwood, as shown in the third picture (project post to come, blog also exists, but will link it in the appropriate project).
-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science