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Project by RGtools posted 02-18-2011 06:29 PM 1627 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my first wood plane made of mesquite. I love it and will be making several more like it.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan





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Bertha

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#1 posted 02-18-2011 06:32 PM

Awesome! How does she plane? What type of blade did you settle upon? Nice job.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 02-18-2011 11:03 PM

welcome to L J enjoy and have fun :-)

yes more info please is it a jack , smooth or… ?
next time donĀ“t forget the obligue shavings in the picture …. LOL

take care
Dennis

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bigike

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#3 posted 02-18-2011 11:20 PM

cool, how does it work?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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RGtools

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#4 posted 02-19-2011 05:22 AM

Dennis Smooth plane, about 8 inches. Built almost entirely by hand. You are right, I do need to put shavings in the shot.

Bighike & Bertha. I can read a newspaper through a black walnut shaving, worth every second of work. I got the blade from David Finck and I HIGHLY recommend them. It holds a great edge forever compared to all my other planes (one gripe, the initial sharpening is a complete drag as a large flat is left on the blade to prevent damage during shipping.) I have two more in the works, a Jack and and a long scrub, both will be made with wenge bodies.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 02-19-2011 06:09 AM

looking forward to see them :-)

take care
Dennis

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BTKS

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#6 posted 02-19-2011 06:13 AM

Welcome aboard. You’ll love this site, I sure do.
BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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David Kirtley

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#7 posted 02-19-2011 11:26 PM

Welcome to the plane making club. It looks great. I really like mesquite and it should be great for this.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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tdv

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#8 posted 02-27-2011 06:23 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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CartersWhittling

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#9 posted 04-22-2011 12:01 AM

Nice plane, I gotta see about perhaps getting blades from Mr. Finck aswell.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23 http://carterswhittling.wordpress.com/

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RGtools

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#10 posted 04-22-2011 03:02 AM

They are so worth it. The only complaint I have about them is they take a bit of extra time the first time you get them sharpened because they are shipped dull (on purpose) and it’s takes some effort to get the thing ground. if you have a hand crank grinder and a decent tool rest, you will be fine, if not schedule in and hour or so to get these ready on sandpaper and glass.

That fault aside, I am pleased enough with them that I have no intentions of trying a Hock. The A2 tool steel holds and edge in a way that I can’t quite believe, all my other planes need to be sharpened about 2-3 times as often, and I use my smoother the most…so that should give and idea about the quality.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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