|Project by Adam||posted 01-11-2010 05:03 AM||3769 views||9 times favorited||13 comments|
This is a plane that I started a year and a half ago and just recently picked up the pieces and completed. It is 23” long and 3” wide taking a 2” blade at 45 degrees. The blade is just lee valley replacement blade, nothing special but it sure does take nice shavings when sharpened well. The middle is laminated quatersawn oak with the outsides being jatoba. The handle, tote and wedge are resawn from a cherry tree that came down in my parent’s back yard 15 years ago.
The handle and the tote are mortised into the body and the bottom was flattened using 150 grit sand paper on my table saw and then sanded up to 1000 grit. I do not have a lathe so I screwed a 2 1/2” deck screw in the bottom and chucked it in my drill press and roughed out the basic shape and finished it up with sand paper. The finish is just a couple cotes of wax.
Any comments or questions are welcomed.
-- Adam, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada