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Project by stevenb posted 03-30-2011 05:47 PM 2341 views 13 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw this in a recent magazine and wanted one for myself. Then I remembered the saying “if you have time to make one you have time to make two”
Had some bocote left from a previous job that I really liked and used that for the sides. The blades are o1 steel 5/32” thick that I bought from McMaster-Carr
The brass infill was an afterthought to tighten the mouth.
The blade angle is 52°

Guess my brother Ben in Cape Town will get one.
All critique and suggestions are welcome

-- stevenb

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#1 posted 03-30-2011 06:14 PM

Very, very pretty!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 03-30-2011 06:36 PM

Sweet looking !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#3 posted 03-30-2011 07:55 PM

You did a real nice job on those. They are very nice and look great.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 03-30-2011 07:57 PM

Is that a mouth plate on one of them? Really fantastic 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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#5 posted 03-30-2011 08:00 PM

Wow. Nice looking planes, I really like the tote!

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 03-30-2011 08:15 PM

I agree – it’s not much more time and effort to make two of something while you’re at it.

-- - Kevin from Cincinnati. All my work is guaranteed: Three minutes or three feet; whichever comes first.

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#7 posted 03-30-2011 08:54 PM

Hi Bertha, Yes the plan ended up making the mouth too wide for my liking so I added brass infill to both planes.
Thank you all for the nice comments

-- stevenb

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#8 posted 03-30-2011 10:22 PM

Great job Steven. Interesting design and nicely executed.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#9 posted 03-30-2011 11:37 PM

Good work….. I really like the design

-- Ray,Iowa

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#10 posted 03-30-2011 11:55 PM

Those are beautiful planes. Great job

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#11 posted 03-31-2011 06:19 PM

do they looking good ? yes yes yes :-)
and speciel your tote´s on them have a very nice pattern

thank´s for sharing

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#12 posted 04-08-2011 01:07 AM

Those are too cool, practical and sharp looking, that is some impressive woodworking, great design, and I want one, or maybe two, lols thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#13 posted 05-03-2011 05:52 AM

great set

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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