Small Scrub Plane

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Project by Philip Edwards posted 2473 days ago 2493 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a plane made for a luthier – he wanted a small scrub plane for roughing out the tops and backs of violins and cello’s.
Timber is Pau Rosa with a 30mm wide O1 steel blade. This plane is pretty small and can be used “one-handed” – it can remove wood pretty fast and is a real blast to use!
Hope you like,

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#1 posted 2473 days ago

Beautiful work, as per usual, Phil.

-- Ethan,

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#2 posted 2473 days ago

Nice plane! I hope to make one someday. That is some pretty wood.

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

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#3 posted 2473 days ago

Great plane, Phil.

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

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#4 posted 2473 days ago

Of course we like it, Phil. Really looks great. Thanks for posting in your website. It really helps us neophites.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 2473 days ago

Phil -

That is a beauty. Great photos. You almost want ot reach out, pick it up, and take it out to he shop for a few shavings!


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#6 posted 2473 days ago

A great looking plane Phil. Nice wood and construction.

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

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#7 posted 2473 days ago

Up to your usual high standards, Phil.

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

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#8 posted 2473 days ago

Very nice plane. I too hope to make one some day.

-- Dan, West Virginia,

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#9 posted 2473 days ago

Just beautiful, Phil!

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

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#10 posted 2473 days ago

I like the plane, I collect planes, but I don’t have that one.

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#11 posted 2472 days ago

Very nice. How did you configure the mouth?

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

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#12 posted 2472 days ago

Thanks for your positive comments, Folks!
Wayne, I opened up the mouth up for a regular shaving then made it wider and wider until it would pass what I thought would be the largest chip you would reasonably take.
Scrub planes are such a blast to use – if you’ve never tried one you will be amazed how much wood you can remove so quickly :)
Best regards

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#13 posted 2472 days ago

I’ve been thinking of getting an old stanley and giving it a try or perhaps tuning a Jack to work as a scrub. Given how much I like my miter plane, I may have to consider getting a Philly scrub plane.

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

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#14 posted 2471 days ago

Another gorgeous plane Phil! And, sounds like it performs beautifully…

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#15 posted 2469 days ago

neat! thanks for sharing!

-- Branden - Sacramento, California -

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