|Project by doubleDD||posted 05-01-2016 12:48 AM||3253 views||14 times favorited||38 comments|
I bought a cheap iron off e-bay about a year and a half ago. $.99 cents and (2.99 shipping lol). I really wanted a chisel plane, but $60.00 for a woodriver was a bit more than I wanted to spend since it wasn’t something I use all the time. The iron sat in the drawer until a few days ago I decided to get going on this.
Pic 3 shows how well the shavings scrape off a piece of purple heart from the face. The side grain had some ripples on it and it took them right off without digging in.
Pic 4 shows the finished pieces before assembly. The body is made of Brazilian Rosewood. The iron cap is a piece of Hickory with a scrap of purple heart. The knobs are Padauk and Hickory. I used 1/4’’ threaded inserts for the knobs to be screwed in.
I added the impressions on each side and the front knob to give a better holding feeling. Using your thumb and finger for the sides and one finger on top, balanced it out nicely. You can also use the two knobs for more pressure if needed.
At 8oz. and 5 1/4’’ long, it’s a perfect tool for that certain cleanup. Finished with oil and some wax. I love it. Wish I didn’t wait so long. Thanks for looking. I already have plans for a larger one.
-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.