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Project by toolchap posted 02-17-2011 05:29 PM 2151 views 10 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have said much of what I wanted to say in my blog regarding this plane. Suffice to say it has been something I have been meaning to build for a long time. My thanks to a few dear people who always inspire me. Shana and Div.





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Druid

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#1 posted 02-17-2011 06:00 PM

Hello Toolchap,
Now that’s a project that you could have entered into the Joinery Contest!! Looks really well done. How many hours did it take you? I hope that you have also signed and dated it for future reference. Good craftsmanship!!

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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toolchap

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#2 posted 02-17-2011 06:04 PM

Thank you Druid. I get so immersed that I lose track of time. My guess would be about 40 hours in total.

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mafe

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#3 posted 02-17-2011 06:45 PM

WAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
This is about the most beautiful plane I have seen!
I love it!!!
You really have a talent there, I am really impressed in every way.
Beautiful work, beautiful wood, beautiful matals, beautiful shapes, beautiful combination, beautiful pipe.
So you have one heck of a big star here.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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mafe

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#4 posted 02-17-2011 06:47 PM

I will order one as soon as I win the lottery!
Perhaps I have to play then…
Smiles,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Bearpie

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#5 posted 02-17-2011 06:53 PM

This is worthy of being in a collection of fine handmade tools. This is a beautiful tool and you did a masterful job on it. It would have been nice to show a couple of curls from this tool in the picture.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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B13

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#6 posted 02-17-2011 06:59 PM

How did you cut the dovetails? amazing little tool.

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stevenb

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#7 posted 02-17-2011 07:27 PM

That is very nice, congratulations and thank you for sharing. What wood did you use?

-- stevenb

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Dennisgrosen

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#8 posted 02-17-2011 07:30 PM

so you are finished with it now waaauuu….................
it looks beautyfull, but where is the obligue paperthin crisp shavings :-)
or does it still need a little fettling as every new tools
congrat´s with it , I hope it will serve you and future generations well
very well done

take care
Dennis

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steliart

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#9 posted 02-17-2011 07:46 PM

Excelent plane very well done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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toolchap

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#10 posted 02-17-2011 08:15 PM

Thank you Mafe, perhaps a quiet invitation to you to make something similar for yourself. I know that is lies within your ability. So much better doing it yourself than affording someone else’s version.
Bearpie, the shavings are the easiest thing in the world though I did not think of doing that. I know that you will believe me when I say that already in half form, it was planing.
B13. The tails are cut with a Metabo slimline disc(in the old days I used a hacksaw but time is moving away from me) once the bulk of the waste is removed, I use jewellers files and tight fit. Being dovetails on curves, they are a slightly different challenge and one has to force concentration away from the logic of the eye.
Steven B. The wood is African Blackwood (Dalbergia menaloxylyn) Rosewood family and incredibly stable.
Dennis…and a smile. The only fettling was the honing of the blade. She and her father understood each other from her conception.
Steliart….thank you.

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mafe

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#11 posted 02-17-2011 08:16 PM

I was back to enjoy.
I love the back handle solution.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Div

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#12 posted 02-17-2011 08:41 PM

You mean I played a tiiiiiiiiiiny role in the creation of this work of art? I am highly honored and humbled my brother! Please stay the IMC, it shows so brilliantly!!!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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toolchap

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#13 posted 02-17-2011 08:57 PM

IMC? What is that?

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Div

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#14 posted 02-17-2011 09:00 PM

You are getting old. Memory? Inflexible Master Craftsman!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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toolchap

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#15 posted 02-17-2011 09:02 PM

I’ll leave the “Master” to others more deserving. But thanks Div.

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