|Project by JamesVavra||posted 07-17-2011 12:55 AM||1519 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
I’ve been meaning to make one of these for a while now, and last month’s Wood magazine had it as a project, so I finally got around to it.
Bubinga and curly maple sap wood with some maple and rosewood (I think) veneer for the racing stripes, it’s about 9” long. I had an old Buck Bro’s block plane blade that I spent the better part of 2 hours flattening and sharpening using adhesive-backed sandpaper on plate glass. Not counting the blade sharpening, the plane took about two hours to build.
Although I’m not much of a hand plane user, it was a fun project, seems to work fairly well, and it looks beautiful.
Thanks for looking.