|Project by CTgator||posted 10-05-2011 06:05 AM||2297 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
So this is the first (hopefully of many more to come) project that I have posted on here. As my interest in woodworking has grown, so has my fascination with hand planes. However, upon seeing the (according to my wallet) HIGH prices of quality metal planes, I began to get discouraged. And then I found an interesting book. As I began to read through it's pages, I began to think “Why not??”. And so, somewhat on a whim, I decided to give it a try.
This has been a most rewarding endeavor. I highly recommend WW’ers of any skill level give it a try.
The body of the plane is laminated European beech. The sole is Jatoba. The cross pin is E. Indian rosewood. The wedge is mahogany. The iron and matched chip-breaker are 2” wide and came from David Finck (found here).
I will post some better pics later.
This was my first attempt, so please be kind! ;)
Edit: I posted some more pics after deciding to put a coat of polymerized linseed oil.