|Project by GaryK||posted 02-10-2008 07:18 PM||5231 views||17 times favorited||46 comments|
Well, this is my first attempt to make a hand plane. This is the end result and I will make a blog on exactly
how I made it.
I used hard maple for the sides, sepele on the inside, and cumaru for the sole.
Now cumaru (aka Brazilian Teak) is a interesting wood. It is very hard. It feels like wax, and is real slippery.
I think that it would make an excellent sole for planes. We shall see how it works.
I will give more details when I blog it.
Wood is judged by Janka hardness scale. Here are some examples:
white oak 1360
lignum vitae 4500
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX