|Project by kiefer||posted 06-01-2015 06:55 PM||2061 views||7 times favorited||28 comments|
A hand plane made from Afzelia or also called Doussie which was given to me by my Buddy Andre /rad457
and some Jatoba for the tote and front knob and 10”L long x2 3/8’‘W with a 1 5/8” iron.
The iron is Japanese and held in with a cap and brass cross pin and is fairly easy to tune with my plane adjusting hammer. The adjustable mouth is a feature I did on my first plane and included it in this one but instead of using a bolt threaded into wood I added a bolt in the body and brass nut to hold the sliding mouth piece and should be more durable . The tote was the biggest challenge on this one and after three failures I finally used putty to make a model to fit my hand properly and then copied it in wood works like a charm.
The plane seems to work just fine right from the start and produces some nice shavings right down to one thousand’s ,got lucky I guess . A CANADIAN Penny for good luck inlayed in the throat just something I like doing on all my hand tools as my makers mark .