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Project by Philip Edwards posted 08-19-2007 09:00 PM 5031 views 13 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Folks
This plane is a low angle plane – the blade is bedded at 33 degrees. This makes it perfect for working on end grain. I made the plane fairly heavy to give it plenty of inertia when cutting – it seems to carry though the cut a lot easier without stalling. It also works great on the shooting board (see picture)
The timber is Goncalo Alves and the iron is 6mm thick O1 steel, 50mm wide.
Finish is boiled linseed oil and wax.
Phil

www.phillyplanes.co.uk





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lclashley

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#1 posted 08-19-2007 09:28 PM

Beautiful! Is that a Philip Edwards blade?

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Philip Edwards

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#2 posted 08-19-2007 09:54 PM

Oh yes!
I had to build a small forge to allow me to heat treat the little monster ;)
There are some pictures here......

Cheers
Phil

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 08-19-2007 10:33 PM

I want one. That’s a dandy little duck’s nest in your forge. What is the width of the iron? I’ve been intending to build a shoot board but haven’t found time to build the plane.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Philip Edwards

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#4 posted 08-19-2007 10:43 PM

Thos
The iron is 2 inches wide. If you really (like, really) want one drop me a line.
Cheers
Phil

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Don

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#5 posted 08-20-2007 12:51 AM

Nice work as usual, Phil.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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Karson

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#6 posted 08-20-2007 12:57 AM

Great job Phillip. Nice plane

-- 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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lclashley

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#7 posted 08-20-2007 05:09 AM

Thanks for the link Phil. Did you do a second heat treatment in the oven?

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Dorje

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#8 posted 08-20-2007 05:50 AM

Wonderful work!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Philip Edwards

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#9 posted 08-20-2007 07:52 AM

Thanks Gents!
Yes, the iron is then tempered in the oven to increase its toughness.
Cheers
Phil

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Bob Babcock

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#10 posted 08-20-2007 12:55 PM

Great work Philip. I like your forge.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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WayneC

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#11 posted 08-21-2007 05:22 AM

Most excellent. Have you used it much on your shooting board?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Philip Edwards

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#12 posted 08-21-2007 08:24 AM

Wayne
Yes, it works real nice on the shooting board. The body being wood means low friction so it slides very smoothly!
Cheers
Phil

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Roger Strautman

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#13 posted 08-21-2007 12:32 PM

A beautiful plane Phil. What do you stamp on the ends of your planes? It looks like a ID # or maybe your name. Thanks for sharing the forge with us.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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Philip Edwards

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#14 posted 08-21-2007 08:28 PM

Roger
I stamp my initials on the toe and sometimes a number on the back.
Best regards
Phil

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WayneC

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#15 posted 08-22-2007 01:57 AM

I need a good miter plane. I’m going to have to get me one of these…... : ^ )

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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