|Project by schwingding||posted 12-16-2007 12:09 AM||1809 views||4 times favorited||16 comments|
I decided to make a handplane – actually I decided to make a lot of them this is just the first one. I made it out of a wood probably not suitable for plane making – mahogany. I don’t mind as this was just a trial run and it was nice working with such a workable species. Plus, I have tons of 12/4 mahogany on hand.
I made lots of goofs – the throat is nearly 1/8” with the blade inserted. (Houck, btw). I know what I did wrong for next time. Also, I left too much space for the blade’s horizontal width, but it will register against one side nicely. I also think the metal rod is too near the top – all things I can easily adjust. The plane is about 12” long.
I’m going to make another, better, similar one for my Dad for Christmas out of bubinga I think. Comments and suggestions welcome!
-- Just another woodworker