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Brese 650 Smoother Completed

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Project by Marco Cecala posted 09-18-2009 04:25 AM 2998 views 23 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I would post some photos of my just completed Brese 650 Smoother. I usually don’t go in for excess with my tools and fixtures. I’m the guy with mis-matched doors on mdf shop cabinets. When I saw the great work done by Ron Brese I wanted to try and do it justice.

The infill is ebony. The plane is inlaid with abalone, white, pink, and gold mother of pearl, and brass.

I included some photos of the build, and am happy to expand on the process or answer questions if desired.

And the best part, some .001 shavings from gnarly cherry. The plane cut perfectly regardless of grain direction.

Thanks for the great work Ron, I’m already saving for another one of your planes.





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rrdesigns

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#1 posted 09-18-2009 05:23 AM

Great looking plane. Is this a kit that you personalized or did you build this from scratch?

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#2 posted 09-18-2009 05:46 AM

Looks too good to use, looks like a show piece.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#3 posted 09-18-2009 05:56 AM

Very nice a great tool

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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DaleM

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#4 posted 09-18-2009 06:07 AM

Okay, so I never heard of this type of plane but I just looked it up. Am I correct hat these are a kit that comes with the brass and blade and you have to provide the wood? I saw the price and my first thought was that although LN planes are expensive, I could buy a few of them for the price of one of these, well over 1000 dollars but then reading the reviews everyone seemed very happy. Seems like a very good tool then, but way out of my price range. Anyway, if I’m correct on how this works, you did a great job on the wood, especially getting the inlays fitted. It looks beautiful.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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stefang

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#5 posted 09-18-2009 11:27 AM

Exquisite plane that I can only dream about, but I’m happy for you knowing what a fantastic feeling it must be to own and use such a tool. You did a beautiful job with it. Hope you have someone who will appreciate inheriting it some day.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Marco Cecala

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#6 posted 09-18-2009 03:22 PM

Thanks for the input group.

Beth; Ron Brese supplies the metal parts, and the customer installs the wood infill of their choice.

Dale; Some infills get pretty pricey, Ron’s are affordable www.breseplane.com

I have no kids Mike, maybe you can take me on a hike like the pictures you posted and I’ll leave it to you in my will.

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Kindlingmaker

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#7 posted 09-18-2009 04:00 PM

WOW! A tool that is a piece of art! A fantastic piece of workmanship!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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HarleySoftailDeuce

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#8 posted 09-18-2009 06:42 PM

I gotta get me one of those planes! Very nice craftsmanship!

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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Brian

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#9 posted 09-18-2009 10:45 PM

Wow! That is a tool that’s almost too beautiful to use!

I checked out the Breseplane website, and although I would love one, I think my wife would kill me if I bought a plane kit that cost more than any two of my power tools. :-)

Shop Notes had a plan similar to their 875 series in issue 79. Not as refined but still nice.
ShopNotes

Great Job!!!

-- Brian, Jericho Vermont

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stefang

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#10 posted 09-18-2009 10:49 PM

Well Marco, just put me in your will and I will try to live to 150 so I can eventually get it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Kent Shepherd

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#11 posted 09-21-2009 11:17 PM

Incredible plane—I’m jealous

Congratulations—I know you will enjoy it for a long, long time. You did a beautiful job on it.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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bigike

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#12 posted 05-04-2011 01:31 AM

saweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet plane

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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stefang

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#13 posted 05-13-2011 10:23 AM

A beautiful and practical heirloom.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 05-13-2011 11:58 AM

WWWOOOOWWWWEEEEee That is increasable. How long did it take you? Where did you find the ebony?

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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