|Project by ChickenChaser||posted 03-25-2016 07:59 AM||1698 views||4 times favorited||10 comments|
I saw an article in wood magazine about using the frog of a transitional hand plane and making your own. I really liked this idea, and I wanted to try a plane that had a horn and a traditional handle in the back. I happened to come across and old rotted out, rusted out plane in an atique shop so I picked it up for $8. I do have a rather large hand so the rear tote is much bigger than the tote that came with the original. It has Oak for the sole, bradford pear for the wings, sycamore for the totes, and a mistery wood for the infill. I wasn’t expecting much from this plane as it is really only my first try at building a plane, but it has become one of my favorites. It does a really nice job on tough areas that my other planes tend to tear out.