Ironwood chisel plane

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Project by Axle505 posted 07-18-2016 04:01 AM 763 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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#1 posted 07-18-2016 05:29 AM

That is some amazing looking wood. The colors are just striking.

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#2 posted 07-18-2016 06:15 AM

Sanded to 1000 grit with Howard’s Cutting Board Oil, followed by cotton wheel buffing, and a couple coats of Howard’s Feed and Wax.

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#3 posted 07-18-2016 12:41 PM

Looks great. Good choice of wood. These are so handy for those special projects.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 07-18-2016 01:23 PM

Pretty cool looking plane. Wood choice is great too. I think you might find that you will need to bevel the cap wood for chip clearance when you use it though.I found that out in a plane I made.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#5 posted 07-18-2016 02:20 PM

Thanks for the compliments and advice. I took a plane making class, and this was one of the projects.

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#6 posted 07-19-2016 03:25 AM

That is too beautiful to use!
A really nice looking tool.
I have never used ironwood but I have heard it is very hard and hard to work.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#7 posted 07-19-2016 03:37 AM

Can break a bandsaw blade! Very hard, but not impossible. Have made pistol grips with it too. I love the stuff! Use an air mask—dust bad for you to breathe. When you cut it with power tools, it’ll stink like cow manure. Color can be red to almost ebony-like. Will not work well with polyurethane—too “oily”—but great with sanding and polish. Use epoxy or CA for gluing.

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#8 posted 07-19-2016 11:38 AM


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