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Project by JayT posted 10-13-2018 10:42 PM 1488 views 6 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been working on this set of planes in African mahogany, walnut and stainless steel. The three are a 12in panel plane/super smoother, a 9in smoother and a 6-1/2in mini smoother.

The planes have different width irons and different bedding angles. Panel plane is 2in at 47.5 degrees, smoother is 1-3/4in at 50 degrees and the mini smoother is 1-1/2in at 55 degrees. As I’ve been making more of these, the process is getting faster and cleaner, even as the design continues to evolve slightly. For example, the most recent build is the panel plane, which sports a more rounded bun and a slightly different shape to the neck of the screw cap.

It’s interesting the different ways the wood came out, too. The smoother is an almost iridescent red orange in the sunlight, while the panel plane sports a set of natural racing stripes.

Also did final tuning of the panel plane today. I suppose this will have to do.

Thanks for looking.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson





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Woodbutcher3

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#1 posted 10-13-2018 10:47 PM

Beautiful. Well executed! Anyone would love to own these!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#2 posted 10-13-2018 10:56 PM

Just one word—WOW!

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#3 posted 10-13-2018 10:58 PM

A signature design. Well done JayT

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#4 posted 10-13-2018 10:59 PM

A fine example of design and engineering

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 10-13-2018 11:06 PM

Nice Jay. They are looking cleaner and more beautiful as you continue making them. They are all bevel down?

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#6 posted 10-13-2018 11:06 PM

That’s really unique, nice work JayT.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#7 posted 10-13-2018 11:07 PM

JayT, you’ve arrived.

That panel is a knockout!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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JayT

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#8 posted 10-13-2018 11:13 PM

Thanks guys.

Yes, duck, they are all bevel down. I’ve got thoughts for several more sizes/styles that may or may not get built, so you never know what may come down the pipe in the future

That panel is a knockout!

- theoldfart

That one has been a long time coming. That size was the one that started the whole process three years ago. Here’s a pic of the panel with the original tubafore design prototype.

This one was the fifth attempt to build that size—the first four ended up in the trash. After building some smaller ones, I was able to learn better techniques (and a few new tools) that allowed this one to come to fruition.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#9 posted 10-13-2018 11:19 PM

Fantastic work.

I some chunks of wood that looks identical.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#10 posted 10-13-2018 11:20 PM

Amazing work JayT. I like the additional bevels on the panel’s screw cap.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#11 posted 10-13-2018 11:33 PM



Amazing work JayT. I like the additional bevels on the panel’s screw cap.

- woodcox

Thanks, wc. One of the evolutions. When looking at previous ones, I just didn’t feel there was good flow between the body and cap, so went this route to see if would be better.

Well, Fridge, now you know what to do with your mill and African mahogany alder.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#12 posted 10-14-2018 12:26 AM

WOW…...........very unique planes and real attractive tools!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 10-14-2018 12:30 AM

Gorgeous planes! Those are real beauties and they clearly cut superbly!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#14 posted 10-14-2018 01:25 AM

Dang, Jay! They’re pretty ones!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#15 posted 10-14-2018 01:28 AM

Some sexy stump poses for sure. Dayum!

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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