|Project by chaim||posted 03-09-2009 01:23 AM||6687 views||18 times favorited||18 comments|
Hi Its been awhile since I last posted but this was something I wanted to share with evryone.
I have a commision to build a large dinning room table and I needed a way to flatten the top without having to shlep (read drag) it over to a larger shop to surface.
Pressed into the corner this way I decided to fasion a jointer plane from offcuts I had around waiting for that special something, so here it is!
I used a variaty off woods. The core is pine. the sole and top are made from beach. the sides are zeebrawood and the handles are walnut and the wedge is wenge. I finished it with a oil varnish mixture for beuty and durability.
at first I was concerned about the stability of all the mixed spicies but so far so good (its still dead flat)
With this one I was in a rush but promiised myself to look at this as a learning expiriance and to make improvements on the next one.
After got through the initial fright that I’m just waisting my time I can truely say that its not as dificult as I thought and I highly reccommend making your own planes to better understand woods and to personolize all your wood working efforts.