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Project by Philip Edwards posted 07-09-2007 11:09 PM 3976 views 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Folks
This is a replica of an old wooden jack plane I have. The plane is made from spalted beech and features a home made iron.
I have put step-by-step pictures on my website here......

Cheers
Phil





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Don

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#1 posted 07-09-2007 11:59 PM

You do such nice work, Phil.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#2 posted 07-10-2007 02:50 AM

Very well done. Does this plane get much daily use?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Curt

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#3 posted 07-10-2007 03:37 AM

Very nice, what type of steel did you use for the iron?

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Philip Edwards

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#4 posted 07-10-2007 07:55 AM

Thank you, Gents!
The plane is used quite a lot – I use it to quickly flatten rough sawn timber. You’d be surprised how quickly you can remove stock with a plane like this.
The iron is made from some O1 tool steel. I heat treated it and tempered it myself – holds a keen edge!
Cheers
Phil

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Dorje

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#5 posted 07-10-2007 08:02 AM

Love the plane! I remember hearing something, somewhere, about you going over the heat treatment process (on your site somewhere?) – Have you put something together on that, or can you point to good resources?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#6 posted 07-10-2007 07:40 PM

That’s really pretty! I have a hard enough time figuring out how to use a plane properly, much less make one.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 07-10-2007 09:18 PM

Good looking plane and it sounds like it’s very useful. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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WayneC

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#8 posted 07-11-2007 04:57 AM

Dorje. Some sources for heat treating are Chapter 6 of Michael Dunbar’s book Restoring, Tuning & Using Classic Woodworking tools. Another is Chapter 7 of Tool Making for Woodworkers by Ray Larsen.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Dorje

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#9 posted 07-11-2007 07:38 AM

Thanks for the references Wayne…

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Philip Edwards

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#10 posted 07-11-2007 07:26 PM

Thanks again!
Dorje, there is some info on my moulding planes project on treating steel.
Best regards
Phil

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mot

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#11 posted 07-11-2007 07:28 PM

These planes are just great!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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stefang

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#12 posted 10-11-2009 12:45 PM

Thanks so much for this tutorial Philip. I wanted a wooden plane without a chip breaker and this just fills the bill. after seeing some of your other planes I think your work is masterful. If I could afford it, I would surely purchase something from you, and I may yet. I am yearning for some really good handplanes, but since woodworking is a hobby for me and I don’t sell anything, really good handplanes are something of a luxury. I’m sure you have a lot of very happy customers.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 10-15-2009 07:24 AM

Nice plane

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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