smoothing plane in mulberry

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Project by Garald Ansley posted 04-29-2011 04:11 AM 1626 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first homemade plane. Had a mulberry log i cut a couple years ago, split it into quarters and was wondering what i was gonna do with it. Picked up a box full of old woodies and some blades and decided to try making a plane. The throat is still rough, dont have any floats and i finished it with a little johnsons paste wax. Still needs some fine tuning but will will cut a pretty fine shaving already.

-- Garald, Mayetta, KS

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#1 posted 04-29-2011 04:18 AM

Very nice, wish I could make one of those.

Great Job

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#2 posted 04-29-2011 03:49 PM

nothing is like homemade tools to use
congrat´s with your new toy :-)

take care

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#3 posted 04-29-2011 03:51 PM

I LOVE it. I’ve never used Mulberry, but I sure want to now. A coffin smoother is one of my favorite planes. Just feels built for the hand.

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

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#4 posted 04-29-2011 03:58 PM

Plane making is a real talent, good job. Love the mulberry.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#5 posted 04-29-2011 04:50 PM

Very nice job. The only problem is that making planes is addicting! You have now been warned!


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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