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Project by Philip Edwards posted 09-10-2007 08:35 AM 3363 views 12 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

HI Folks
This plane was made for a friend – he requested a plane with a handle. It came out pretty well!
The timber is Pau Rosa, an exotic. It is pretty tough and brittle to work but look at that grain – beautiful. It has a 2 inch wide O1 iron, 1/8th thick and a 50 degree pitch.
Hope you like,
Phil





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Don

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#1 posted 09-10-2007 10:14 AM

Phil, this is a beautiful plane.

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

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 09-10-2007 01:22 PM

Oh, don’t worry, Phil, we like. I tlooks like a plane I would like to have. Yes, very much so.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 09-10-2007 02:55 PM

Outstanding!!!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 09-10-2007 02:57 PM

Excellent work!

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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Karson

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#5 posted 09-10-2007 03:00 PM

Great plane Phillip, It would be a nice user.

-- 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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#6 posted 09-10-2007 03:23 PM

Very pretty. I bet it works great.

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

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Philip Edwards

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#7 posted 09-10-2007 05:00 PM

Thank you all! It should be with its new owner in a week – I hope he’ll let us know his thoughts :)
Best regards
Phil

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#8 posted 09-10-2007 09:27 PM

Beautiful work! I’d love to have one – looks like it would fit the hand.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Chip

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#9 posted 09-10-2007 11:51 PM

Great stuff Phil. Nothing much beats an elegant tool like this. Perhaps centuries of being handled with reverence and handed down from generation to generation. Just wonderful.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#10 posted 09-11-2007 07:03 PM

that is beautiful!!!! it looks like it would feel nice to use.

-- life can always be weaved into a song.

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David

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#11 posted 09-12-2007 06:57 AM

Phil -

Beautiful! Wonder if you could convince the owner to share his experience with this beauty? :-)

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#12 posted 09-12-2007 06:59 AM

apologies for a duplicate!

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#13 posted 09-12-2007 06:59 AM

Phil, have you made any Krenov style planes. (I know you have an origianal) . Are you sticking to the more traditional style?

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

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Philip Edwards

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#14 posted 09-12-2007 08:58 AM

Thanks Guys!
Wayne, I have made a few Krenov style planes. But I prefer a slightly taller (and yes, more traditional) plane. The more old planes I see the more the styling gets to me :)
Best regards
Phil

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mot

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#15 posted 09-12-2007 11:47 AM

Phil, an amazing plane. It’s up to the standard that you’ve set for yourself. Nice work!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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