|Project by GeminiGuy||posted 12-18-2010 08:27 AM||4034 views||13 times favorited||34 comments|
Made this brass hand plane with overall dimensions being 180mm x 55 mm, weight 2.5 kilograms, with rebate joints and fasteners holding it all together. Brass was cut by hand while rebate joints were cut with a power trimmer with an assortment of files and rasps shaping it to the desired design. Rear handle is Blackwood, front knob is Maple and front wooden plate & frog assembly being Ash. The blade itself is a Lie-Nielsen, based on their No 2 Bench Plane.
Will be making one more, a bevel up smoother, using brass again with a similar design…if anyone is interested & would like to make one, I will contemplate running a blog. The only power tools required are a router/trimmer and a small bench drill. Out of all the tools I’ve made so far, this was the one which was most fun to make.
-- Stillcruizin after all these years.. Greg, Melbourne, Australia.