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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...





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JayT

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#1 posted 02-11-2016 03:12 PM

Great piece, Terry! What about it makes it non-functional?

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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Mark Kornell

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#2 posted 02-11-2016 03:12 PM

Terry, this is impressive. Amazing detail.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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wb8nbs

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#3 posted 02-11-2016 03:13 PM

Beautiful! What did you use for a blade?

-- The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.

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#4 posted 02-11-2016 03:14 PM

I was thinking the same thing as Jay… I can see a few little things that make it non functional, but I bet it could be easily made functional ;-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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terryR

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#5 posted 02-11-2016 03:16 PM

Thanks guys, the iron is cold-rolled steel. And the fence is a little out of square. oops.

also, the pretty infill knobs on top don’t actually capture the rods.

If Don can make it work, He truly is Yoda! :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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chrisstef

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#6 posted 02-11-2016 03:16 PM

Youre work keeps getting better and better Terry. Functional or not, id take it to bed with me.

-- Something, something, something.

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kenthemadcarpenter

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#7 posted 02-11-2016 03:48 PM

I’d put that up on my knick knack shelf, and smack anybody who tried to touch. Great Job!!!

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Julian

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#8 posted 02-11-2016 03:58 PM

Beautifully done. I don’t think I could give away something so nice.

-- Julian

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#9 posted 02-11-2016 04:03 PM

I was so overwhelmed by the craftsmanship of this project, that you must have more that I have missed seeing, Your story is most interesting, as well as your past projects. I too love living here in the mountains and nature.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#10 posted 02-11-2016 04:05 PM

That piece is crazy beautiful. Seriously. And I do believe Don will create shavings with it before all is said and done…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#11 posted 02-11-2016 04:06 PM

That is great. Certainly looks functional

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#12 posted 02-11-2016 04:06 PM

Another truly beautiful piece Terry!

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#13 posted 02-11-2016 04:08 PM

Terry, having heart palpitation! Certainly drool worthy. Your eye for design is quite something.

Well done.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#14 posted 02-11-2016 04:15 PM

This may sound strange, but it even smells good!!

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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yuridichesky

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#15 posted 02-11-2016 04:38 PM

Holly mother!

Terry, I’m speechless, it’s so impressive, so cool, so awesome!

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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