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Project by Philip Edwards posted 10-11-2009 12:27 PM 3956 views 26 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a plane that I have been collaborating on with Karl Holtey. It is a traditionally styled smoothing plane with many handsome details, and a lot of time was spent getting the proportions and chamfering right.
It has a 55 degree bed and a tight mouth for taking fine shavings without tearout on tricky timbers. The iron is 3/16” thick A2 and is made specifically for this plane by Karl Holtey – the iron is precision ground on all faces, edges and the bevel and is quite fantastic!
This plane is made from Cocobolo and it is finished with linseed oil and shellac. I have also made this plane in Blackwood, Rosewood and Boxwood.
I hope you like,
Phil

www.phillyplanes.co.uk





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knapster

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#1 posted 10-11-2009 12:30 PM

i do!

-- jk

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

I’d have to feel it on a fine piece of burl to see if I like it or not… Just mail it to me and in a couple of months I’ll let you know how much I like it. (big evil grin!) I spent Saturday finishing a cherry slab bench made from a crotch slab. I didn’t have any tung oil, so it will be later today before I have photos.

Hal

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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Roger Strautman

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#3 posted 10-11-2009 12:55 PM

Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#4 posted 10-11-2009 03:14 PM

A real thing of beauty, Phil.

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

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#5 posted 10-11-2009 03:44 PM

Phil: What a swet looking plane. It sure looks good sitting on the table. I too would be willing to give it a few trial runs.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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rosewood

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#6 posted 10-11-2009 05:00 PM

its nice plane to see, can not wait to use it, would you send that to me? lol
i like it,

Rosewood.

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Billp

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#7 posted 10-11-2009 05:03 PM

Phil, I looked at your projects and you have lots and lots of planes. I don’t have a smoothing plane and I sure I can’t make one as nice as yours. SO ooooooooo send me the damn plane !! I pay the postage See that was easy and all is well in the world.

-- Billp

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#8 posted 10-11-2009 05:13 PM

I have never really like wooden planes, that is until now…Magnificent is the first word that comes to mind. I think I am beginning to acquire a little “Tool Envy” from your post..Simply beautiful.

Jerry

-- "The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should be a Store, Not a Govt. Agency"

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#9 posted 10-11-2009 06:05 PM

Beautiful, Phil.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#10 posted 10-11-2009 06:14 PM

Hello stranger long time since you been on here you must be busy that my friend is a thing of beauty how did you get on at west dean show sorry i couldn’t make it work and all

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#11 posted 10-11-2009 06:35 PM

Cool looking plane. Love the wood.

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

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Douglas Bordner

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#12 posted 10-11-2009 06:46 PM

Phil, you may certainly add my number to the rank of those whose full approval of your beautiful plane is contingent on a rigorous personal testing. A tool one will be reaching for day-in, day-out should be a thing of beauty and not just utility – and this certainly is.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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shavins

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#13 posted 10-11-2009 07:17 PM

lovely job, very clean and elegant.

-- shavins

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#14 posted 10-11-2009 09:36 PM

Nicest combination I’ve ever seen.be4autiful well done,I would love this keep em coming Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#15 posted 10-11-2009 11:24 PM

Very nice coffin plane and beautiful wood too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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