|Project by fatandy2003||posted 08-07-2015 09:31 PM||1827 views||11 times favorited||19 comments|
Here is the plane I mode for the recent hand plane swap. It is a hybrid between a Veritas style shooting plane and an infill. I laminated walnut and cherry for the body and the wedge and I placed an ebony button on the toe for adjusting depth with a plane hammer. The iron is an older 2-1/8” blade and chip breaker I found on the bay.
I made the shooting board in a rush just to test out the plane, but once it was together and it was making shavings I decided to add it to the swap since it came out looking decent and the plane width was an odd size that I probably couldn’t replicate to make it fit the board.
All in all the plane works well, but it took a bit of fettling to get the blade set right, but after the 3rd or 4th time I got it figured out and had it taking nice shavings off of endgrain. The mouth is a tad wider than I was aiming for, but it is hard to put metal back on…
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