|Project by Steffen||posted 05-02-2010 06:29 PM||2566 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
I bought my first tool on ebay about a year ago. I learned a lot about bidding, buying, and reading the descriptions better during this experience. The plane I got was an inexpensive model with plastic handles. It took me about 10 minutes to toss the plastic and begin fabricating new ones out of walnut. As you can see the front knob is much much bigger than what you would see on any plane but it fits my hand very well and would likely make more of them for my other planes. The rear handle is also much thicker and fits my hand well.
A few hours honing the sides and bottom and this plane actually works very very well. The iron is razor sharp and I can get through a lot of material quickly with it.
-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA