|Project by MrBG||posted 03-10-2016 07:54 AM||1186 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
I had the opportunity to make a plane iron and brand/punch both of which with my initials on them(I work in a machine shop). So naturally I had to put them to use and a plane was born. The blade is made from 1/4’’ thick by 1-1/2’’ wide 01 tool steel. The body of the plane is 7’’ long and finished with pure tung oil.The tung oil did darken the end grain a little bit more than I would have liked but oh well. Sole and crosspin are made from Purpleheart. Body and wedge made from a Sapele scrap that I found in a dumpster next to a door/window manufacturer. The iron is bedded at 55 degrees.
The plane is a basic laminated Krenov style with crosspin but with a small change. Instead of cutting away both sides of the blank to laminate again later, I cut away only one side of the blank and routed out the bed from the side. This leaves one side of the plane to be solid-continuous wood.
Thanks for looking!