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Razee-Dazzle Fore Plane

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Project by Thos. Angle posted 10-01-2007 10:52 PM 5894 views 20 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to build a real plane. This one took some what more than three hours. This 17 inch Razee style fore plane is made of oak and Jarrah. The oak creates an infill surrounded by Jarrah sides, sole and tote. I used Kernov’s style wedge holder and looked to Phil Edwards to see how this thing went together. Then changed it to suit myself. I used the pegs to aline parts and add accents. I used a 2 3/8 Stanley iron and chip breaker. The wedge is soft Maple and the strike is hard maple. I fnished it with a coat of shelac and several coats of laquar. The sole got a coat of wax. I felt good enough about this one that I signed it. With due acknolegement to Phil Edwards, Ron Hock and the College of the Redwoods. It really works! I couldn’t resist and made a whole pile of shavings.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon





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#1 posted 10-01-2007 10:57 PM

Very nice!

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#2 posted 10-01-2007 11:02 PM

That Tom, is a real plane! Excellent!

I love the contrasting woods!

Gary

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 10-01-2007 11:23 PM

Looks great Tom,
Nothing quite like the sound of woodworking with handtools.

-- Dave Idaho

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#4 posted 10-01-2007 11:24 PM

A work of Art with a purpose.This is a future heirloom. Nice!

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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#5 posted 10-01-2007 11:39 PM

Damn! This is a beautiful piece! Real nice workTom. And it really works!

Echoing Andy’s comment. This is indeed a future heirloom.

-- Bob

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#6 posted 10-01-2007 11:42 PM

great looking plane

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 10-01-2007 11:46 PM

Great plane and great Craftsmanship…..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#8 posted 10-01-2007 11:47 PM

Wow….beautiful. Looks like a pleasure to use.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#9 posted 10-01-2007 11:52 PM

Tom,

Great work! That’s nice that you can “create” your own tools. Even better to begin to use them to make other projects.

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

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Marge

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#10 posted 10-02-2007 12:04 AM

Beautiful

-- Marge, Colorado

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#11 posted 10-02-2007 01:29 AM

Tom I think you out did yourself on this one. That is a sharp piece of work and is too purdy to use. Excellent!

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#12 posted 10-02-2007 01:32 AM

Great craftsmanship and useful also!

-- Spread love with our work

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#13 posted 10-02-2007 01:43 AM

I think it certainly deserves signing. It’s an original Angle Infill. That is one sweet plane.

Did you cut a plough for the tote and infill against the back or did you drop in into a mortise? You decided to go with the cross-dowels in wood (especially bearing against the wedge), is that working well? Inquiring minds want to know…

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

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#14 posted 10-02-2007 01:47 AM

Beautiful piece of work, Tom!

Doug, did you ever work for “60 Minutes”? lol!

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

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#15 posted 10-02-2007 02:06 AM

They already had a portly, irascible, goofy old white man. Have to pull my schtick here for free. ROTFL.

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

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