|Project by BertFlores58||posted 05-28-2010 06:10 AM||3451 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
These are my babies. As they need following ABC’s:
A—‘ALAGA’- ATTENTION – Normal for a baby that it needs attention and care and so the planes.
B—‘BATO’ – BLADE – Sharpenning, honing, tampering and many others … a baby needs to be sharp
C—‘KONDISYON’ – CONDITION – Conditioning of the body is a must to all planes. Wear and tear including the straightnes of the moving places.
On Fig plane 1—
jack plane. Blade is 25 deg inclined using stanley. Molave wood both at sole and side, Mango rear handle, I recyled stanley knob. Most used on planing softwood that normally tears away. Expert in cutting off the burrs from flat boards. The sole of Molave is very hard and slippery as it has oil in it.
jackplane Japanese style – one piece body and no gluing of side. The old hacksaw blade was used on this plane which is really sharp. Basically I use this for rough planing on recycled wood. The wood is a jackfruit timber. I seldom use this because the blade is so tough that is also very hard to sharpen. The stone is consumed before the blade reaches the sharpest state. Not good if there are nails as blade breaks in big portions.
SMOOTH PLANE – A low angle plane that has recess on the other side. Expert baby for cutting corners of dados and shoulders. Quite heavy because of the wood: Yakal for the sole, sides are unidentified from malaysian wood, Mango blade holder, Molave on the sliding chamfering face. Quite big blade width – 2”
SMOOTH PLANE – My favorite babe – inspired by Philly plane. 50 deg angle blade. The body is a modified Krenov style made from MOLAVE that is so hard and very slippery. The blade is locked by a NARRA spike. It fits into my grip. In this, I learned to hardened, temper and sharpened an O1 steel given to me by Philly Edwards in 2008. Used only coconut shell for the right hardenning temperature and mineral oil for cooling then immediately immerse it in chilly ice. Tempering is done by putting it in a hotplate for 30 minutes. Sharpenning is very easy using water based abrassive even with sandpaper. For honing, I normally use the stone from Albay used by barbers and tailors in sharpening their razors and scissors respectively. I have used this for my cutting sledge, mitering, cross grain planing. After several use, the sole has deteriorated very less. Thanks Phil for the O1 steel.
DADO PLANE—Philly ispired construction. The body is made of 3 pcs. of Molave to create 3/4 thick. The blade came from a 3/4 chisell. I have to use cutting grinder to create the upper part of the blade. The most difficult part was to clean and glue these MOLAVE. The oil in the Molave reacts on the glue and it becomes yellowish however it dried up. This is a good plane specially if I have a mistake when routing dados in plywood. The angle of blade is just right that it even cut cross grain in a smooth action.
SMOOTH PLANE – This is quite small—only 4 inches length. Blade is same O1 steel. Very sharp and precise. This is very good in planing very hard wood in any direction. This had helped me a lot in my jewelry box making. It is exact to my grip. Rounding off edges is his special quality. The body is made from Yakal – really hard and heavy. The side wood is GUAVA and the blade locking spike is made from NARRA.
THE YOUNGEST BABE PLANE—I extended the handle for precise grip. This is very good for cleaning bamboo strips and making round rods like dowels. Not often used but when you need it, it will always do the job for those big brothers above.