|Project by topspin||posted 11-30-2010 07:16 PM||1922 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
This is my first wooden handplane. It took me a weekend to make… mostly because I re-read David Fink’s book 2 or 3 times during the build process, but didn’t follow his process exactly.
It’s made out of somekind of oak that I had lying around, with a cherry (sapwood) cross pin, and a walnut wedge. I have purchased steel to start making my own plane irons, but for this first one I used a Hock iron/breaker set.
It’s set up at 50 degrees. Works really well… will cut with and against the grain with almost no tear out.
Thanks to all the Jocks for inspiration and to Phil for his advice.
-- Seems that talent only gets you so far... effort makes you successful.