|Project by Philip Edwards||posted 02-01-2007 12:01 AM||5291 views||16 times favorited||18 comments|
I have recently started making a few tools for my own use. The more you use different tools the more you know what you like in a tool. And once you make one tool you just can’t stop – it’s addictive!
This plane is a simliar size to a block plane but a little heavier. I bought a rough casting of the body which is made from bronze and made the rest of the components from scratch. I also made and heat treated the plane iron.
The infill timber is Rosewood which gives the plane a classic look. It feels very comfortable to hold and takes wonderful, fine shavings.
I needed to learn a few new skills (metalworking!) but it was fun to build and I’m really pleased with the way it turned out. I’ve now started to build a matching smoothing plane- told you it was addictive!
I have posted some step-by-step pictures here...