Small Shoulder Plane

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Project by Philip Edwards posted 09-18-2007 08:39 AM 7767 views 35 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Folks
This is a plane a customer requested – a shoulder plane with a 10mm width. The timber is Santos Rosewood and it has a solid brass sole. This plane is tiny, measuring 140mm long and 45mm tall. It is a little delicate but works perfectly.
I found working on such a small scale quite enjoyable (if a little nerve-wracking!)
Hope you like,

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#1 posted 09-18-2007 10:04 AM

Exceptional, Phil.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#2 posted 09-18-2007 11:23 AM

You do beautiful work, Phil. I’m impressed!

-- Robb

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#3 posted 09-18-2007 02:42 PM

As always, Phil, It is exceptional. Someday, Someday…............

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 09-18-2007 03:03 PM

Phil, I like the way you rounded the brass into the throat area which helps give the plane a little grace or movement. I like it! I might even try this one. Thanks!!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#5 posted 09-18-2007 03:19 PM

That’s a beautiful plane, Phil.

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

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#6 posted 09-18-2007 03:24 PM

Another masterpiece, Phil.

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

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#7 posted 09-18-2007 03:37 PM

Outstanding. Another great plane. Looks like your getting quite busy.

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

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#8 posted 09-18-2007 03:49 PM

Very nice. I assume mine is in the mail ;-)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#9 posted 09-18-2007 04:16 PM

Thats a nice beauty Phil. great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 09-18-2007 04:40 PM

Tool as art. Love it!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Philip Edwards

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#11 posted 09-18-2007 05:01 PM

Thank you all! So I take it you like this one?? ;)
best regards

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#12 posted 09-18-2007 06:47 PM

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Thos. Angle

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#13 posted 09-18-2007 06:51 PM

No kidding!!! I’ve learned that I can’t live without my shoulder plane.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#14 posted 09-18-2007 09:37 PM

really a stunning piece!

-- life can always be weaved into a song.

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#15 posted 09-19-2007 12:53 AM

very nice piece, would be very painful with the first scratch

-- Rick - Spring, TX

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