|Project by Zach DeBisschop||posted 01-14-2011 06:18 AM||2187 views||4 times favorited||18 comments|
This is my first project entry at LumberJocks!
I am currently attending The International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, RI. A couple of months ago we had to make a backing out plane, which (I’m sorry if an explanation isn’t needed) is a hand plane with a convex sole. This plane is made so that we can back out the planks of a boat and put a concave surface on the back of it so that it fits on the frames correctly.
During the process of making the plane, I found that I had a new passion for plane-making. I went a little overboard with the backing out plane and it is now the most customized plane out of the 19 new planes in the shop! The plane has a dovetailed handle on the back of it, unfortunately I don’t have a picture of it.
The pictures you’re seeing now are pictures of a plane that I made for my Grandfather as a Christmas present. Woodworking runs in the family and I thought this would make a great gift for him. The body of the plane is Marble wood, some hard stuff, they beat my Lie-Nielsen Chisels up! The handle, Nob, and wedge are made of a wood that I had never heard of before deciding to put it in the plane, Quina. I encountered a lot of tear out with the Quina. The plane cuts well, having an eighth inch slot, and a Lie-Nielsen blade. I wanted an antique English blade but did not have the time to go searching for one.
The plane took me about 25 hours to make and I loved every second of it! My Granpa’s face lit up when he saw it which made all of the hard work more than worth it.
This only being the 3rd hand plane that I have made, I’d love as much feedback and suggestions as I can get!