|Project by JayT||posted 08-06-2016 09:32 PM||2107 views||8 times favorited||15 comments|
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.
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