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Transitional Infill Shooting Plane, take 3

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Project by JayT posted 08-06-2016 09:32 PM 1489 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For last year’s plane swap, I built a couple of shooting planes inspired by infills, as well as the Stanley 51 and similar Lie-Nielsen. After getting some other projects off the plate, I decided to build one more.

Starting with some pieces from a transitional plane, a block of 8/4 jatoba and some O1 steel, about 25-30 hours of work resulted in this plane. I could do a long write up here of what all was done, but have already done that. If you are interested in reading more and have some time to kill, the eleven part blog on the build starts here.

As the pictures show, it works really well, getting see through end grain shavings off of red oak the first time out. (And if you don’t think the picture holding the shaving was hard to get, feel free to try it. End grain shavings fall apart if you look at them wrong, so getting one to hold together to take a pic was a real challenge)

Only major changes from the first two were using a narrower iron (2in wide) and changing the way I do the maker’s mark. Bought a very small laser engraver, so the medallion is an engraved piece of 3mm Baltic Birch plywood.

Thanks for looking.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."





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shipwright

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#1 posted 08-06-2016 10:03 PM

Just beautiful design, execution and performance. Can’t ask for much more than that. ..... and very handsome as well. Is that a marquetry maker’s mark I see? Looks very well done as well.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#2 posted 08-06-2016 10:07 PM

Sorry, Paul. I cheated and used a laser engraver. Haven’t done any marquetry to this point, so definitely do not have the skill to make something like that the way you do so beautifully.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#3 posted 08-06-2016 11:05 PM

Thanks Jay for the blog. When I make a lefty version, I’ll be sure to post it.
I’m sure it will be a while though, unfortunately.

-- 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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#4 posted 08-07-2016 02:12 AM

I’m with Paul, just a beautiful design. I would love to make one of these. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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#5 posted 08-07-2016 06:49 AM

A nice plane and a great blog.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#6 posted 08-07-2016 06:59 AM

Another tranny shooter, very nice (wow that sounds inappropriate when abbreviated). That’s some seriously thick O1… do you go thick to increase the mass of the plane?

-- Allen, Colorado

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#7 posted 08-07-2016 12:23 PM

Nice work JayT

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#8 posted 08-07-2016 12:30 PM


That s some seriously thick O1… do you go thick to increase the mass of the plane?

- bobasaurus

Yes, that’s the main reason. Having the extra mass on the bottom also moves the center of gravity down and makes the plane more stable. When I was using a regular bench plane on a shooting board, the biggest issue as keeping it from tipping. Having all the low mass helps solve that issue. Two birds, one stone.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#9 posted 08-07-2016 01:03 PM

freaking sweet !!!!

-- Let's do the best we can !

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#10 posted 08-07-2016 03:10 PM

That plane looks fantastic, JT. I am tempted to build my own after your detailed write-up.

-- Regards, Norm

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#11 posted 08-07-2016 07:07 PM

Impressive build ,design and performance what else can I say or add to the above comments .
also thanks for the extensive blog which is much appreciated !

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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Don W

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#12 posted 08-08-2016 12:01 AM

Another home run JayT. The price of transitional frogs just went up!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#13 posted 08-08-2016 12:57 AM

Absolutely love it Jay :-) :-)

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#14 posted 08-09-2016 04:53 PM

Jay T thanks so much for sharing your ingenious design and beautiful end products. I have my transitional plane sitting in the till waiting for the wood to build this. Of course my list of projects is so long I may die before I get to it! But at least I have the plane!

-- -Tim Royal... Always reminded of this when I see the amazing work LJ's do (I have no choice but to be humble!), "Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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#15 posted 08-09-2016 05:01 PM

you got that right Tim ! LOL

-- Let's do the best we can !

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