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Project by Brendon posted 07-17-2015 03:33 AM 1215 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a smoothing plane I made from brass and Amazon Rosewood.
Sorry the pics are not of better quality; they were taken with a phone.
The plane was a commission so has gone to its new home so I can’t take any
proper photographs.
However, it is possible to see the construction of the plane. Note particularly
the blade bed is independent of the tote so any future movement of the wood
won’t effect performance. Pitch is 50 degrees.

-- Brendon, Ireland





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Tugboater78

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#1 posted 07-17-2015 04:02 AM

Shes a beaut!

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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Brendon

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#2 posted 07-17-2015 05:47 AM



Shes a beaut!

- Tugboater78

Thanks for your comment.
B

-- Brendon, Ireland

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#3 posted 07-17-2015 08:02 AM

That’s a stunning piece of workmanship. I like the way you have used the sap wood in the handle. Is the sole also brass or did you use steel?
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#4 posted 07-17-2015 12:07 PM

Absolutely excellent…..

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#5 posted 07-17-2015 06:04 PM

The the architectural feel of the “staircase” at the toe. Shame that there’s only a single, low-res photo.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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Brendon

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#6 posted 07-17-2015 09:42 PM



That s a stunning piece of workmanship. I like the way you have used the sap wood in the handle. Is the sole also brass or did you use steel?
Jim

- Jim Rowe

Hi Jim,
The sole is 3/8” thick brass, so the plane has great mass and a low center of gravity. It beds itself into the wood.
Great on hardwoods; all you have to do is push.
Thanks for your comment and interest.
Brendon

-- Brendon, Ireland

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Brendon

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#7 posted 07-17-2015 10:42 PM



The the architectural feel of the “staircase” at the toe. Shame that there s only a single, low-res photo.

- bonobo

I’ve included a few more pics for you. I hadn’t thought of the stepped detail at the toe as “architectural”, but I suppose it is. Funny that; I worked in construction for 40 years before I retired. I must have been thinking in architectural terms subliminally .
Thanks for your interest.
Brendon

-- Brendon, Ireland

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#8 posted 07-17-2015 11:26 PM

Wow that thing is a work of art and I’ll bet it works great. Did you take any test shavings with it before shipping? How wide is the mouth opening, and what steel is the blade?

-- Allen, Colorado

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Brendon

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#9 posted 07-19-2015 11:18 AM



Wow that thing is a work of art and I ll bet it works great. Did you take any test shavings with it before shipping? How wide is the mouth opening, and what steel is the blade?

- bobasaurus

Hi, yes, I rigorously tested the plane before I parted with it. And I sent a little bag of gossamer thin shavings with the plane to the new owner.
Mouth opening circa 1/64th”, blade 01 steel.
The plane is a bit heavier than average and the extra weight gives it great purchase in the wood. She beds herself in and all you have to do is push. Great on tricky grain, hardwood and smoothing off dowel heads.
I miss the plane terribly; I ‘ll have to get around to building another one (I even have a similar piece of Amazon Rosewood put away for the project but other stuff keeps getting in the way).
Thanks for your kind comments.
B

-- Brendon, Ireland

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#10 posted 08-02-2015 07:43 PM

Nice job!

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

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Brendon

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#11 posted 08-02-2015 09:17 PM



Nice job!

- Don W

Thanks.

-- Brendon, Ireland

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