|Project by terryR||posted 02-11-2016 03:07 PM||2749 views||14 times favorited||43 comments|
This was my submission for the recent LJ Shop Art Swap; a non-functioning replica of a plough plane.
Made from Sapele, brass, and Elk Antler this is a heavy beast that certainly belongs sitting on a french cleat while watching shop activities.
I made every piece except the large, threaded rod which allows fine control over the fence’s position. Antler was turned and bored on the wood lathe as well as all the brass hardware.
One of the biggest challenges involved the complex shaping of the fence with only handplanes.
The ‘bridge’ that connects the rods to the fence also required a couple of attempts; the final version is M/T together and pinned with brass.
In the end, I was very pleased to have this plane gifted to DonW, although I’m pretty sure He will try to make shavings with it. :)
Comments and suggestions are always welcomed.
-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...