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I have made 50 miniature woodworking tools over the past ten years, using less than one-board foot of wood in the process. As a result I can afford to use some pricey hardwoods that are often sold by the pound. As an example, the small piece of cocobolo that was used for this Wedge-Arm Plow Plane was the cut-out sold by a band-saw box maker on eBay.

The plane is a 40% scale copy of an original that was also purchased on eBay (and later sold, under a buy-and-sell agreement negotiated with my wife). All of the component parts – cocobolo, ebony, brass and steel, were machined using my Sherline table-top mill and lathe. The hard-woods machine accurately and cleanly, leaving almost a polished finish when they came off the mill.

The body, arms and fence are cocobolo, and the arm and blade wedges are ebony. The blade, skate and skid plate are all steel with the remaining parts brass. The original plane was from the 1880 period, probably of an English background. My copy is four inches long and all adjustments are functional.

-- John's miniature woodworking tools

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#1 posted 1006 days ago

Wow, What a masterpiece! What patience you must have. This is one of those projects that you want to hold in your hand to really get a close look at. That nice and fully functional too…......Impressive. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#3 posted 1006 days ago

Wow, that is beautiful! I cant wait to see more from you.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#4 posted 1006 days ago

Amazing! Thank you for sharing this one, it is beautiful.

-- -- Quin, Oregon

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#5 posted 1006 days ago

The photos make me want to get my hands all over it and feel how smooth it is…. Oh well …

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#6 posted 1006 days ago

Extremely fine work !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#7 posted 1006 days ago

very beautyfull made
thank´s for sharing it with us :-))
welcome to L J enjoy and have fun
but be aware ,its very addictive to hang around on this corner :-)

looking forward to see more from your hands


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#8 posted 1006 days ago

grand craftwork, very superior in every way.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#9 posted 1006 days ago

Wow, this is really a neat piece and shows your skills. Nice build. Nice pen too.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#10 posted 1005 days ago

That’s Amazing

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#11 posted 1005 days ago

absolutely fascinating… hats off to you.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#12 posted 1005 days ago

That is a fantastic miniature.
Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#13 posted 1005 days ago

Kunstwerk, Meisterwerk

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#14 posted 1005 days ago

WOW – truely inspiring….thanks.


-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#15 posted 1005 days ago

Lovely work.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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