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Pair of Burmese Blackwood Infill Smoothers

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Project by Ripthorn posted 04-18-2015 12:32 AM 2788 views 3 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With the completion of the purpleheart prototype, I decided to build a pair using a piece of burmese blackwood that I bought a couple of years ago. The blog to follow along with the build is here. The vital specs:

- 55 degree bed on one, 47 degrees on the other (this was not intentional, ugh)
- 1 1/2” wide O1 iron, 5/32” thick
- 6” long
- About 2 1/2 lbs. each

These were fun and quick to build after doing the prototype. They would have been quicker with less hassle had I not done peened through rivets. Oh well, live and learn. The last pictures show the whole family. As for the plan, I only need one, so the other will be offered up after the irons get heat treated. Thanks for looking!

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science





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ShaneA

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#1 posted 04-18-2015 01:10 AM

They look great. Well done.

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Redoak49

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#2 posted 04-18-2015 01:25 AM

Those are very nice… a simple yet great design. It looks like they cut nice too.

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Ripthorn

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#3 posted 04-18-2015 02:06 AM

Thanks. The irons are not heat treated nor are they honed. The mouths are incredibly tight.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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waho6o9

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#4 posted 04-18-2015 02:23 AM

Nice curlies nonetheless and great work on the planes Brian,

they sure look nice, good job!

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Ripthorn

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#5 posted 04-18-2015 02:35 AM

I’m excited to see how it cuts when they are hardened and honed. Should be nice, I hope.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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shipwright

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#6 posted 04-18-2015 05:28 AM

All class.
If they cut as well as they look …. they are just sweet.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#7 posted 04-18-2015 05:34 AM

COOL planes…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#8 posted 04-18-2015 10:33 AM

Rock and roll.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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Roger

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#9 posted 04-18-2015 12:32 PM

High quality and home made to boot. Ya can’t beat that.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Ripthorn

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#10 posted 04-18-2015 12:58 PM

Thanks for all the comments. It only looks like I have been making them like a mad man. Some of the planes have been in various stages of completion for a little while, I just finally took the time to take pictures and post.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#11 posted 04-18-2015 01:02 PM

Awesome, Brian!
Love the Blackwood
And the shavings!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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Ripthorn

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#12 posted 04-18-2015 01:37 PM

Terry, it’s possible that I used alder knowing it would produce nice looking shavings for the pictures… :)

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#13 posted 04-18-2015 11:07 PM

My land your good at this.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#14 posted 04-19-2015 02:45 PM

Brian, are you heat-treating the irons yourself?

Curious what your heat source is since I’m having trouble getting 1/8” thick O1 to critical temp with mapp gas. I also tried a propane weed burner, but that’s too much.

Oh, wouldn’t a proper forge be nice! :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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Don W

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#15 posted 04-19-2015 02:52 PM


Oh, wouldn t a proper forge be nice! :)

- terryR

Oh yes!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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