|Project by jjw5858||posted 10-28-2011 01:24 AM||1899 views||4 times favorited||5 comments|
Well, I was fortunate enough this past Sunday at our Auction to get an old-school rebate plane…10 dollars German made. I have yet to really get more experience with different handplanes and so I thought for ten bucks at worst I had a template to see if I might ever be able to tackle a go at one myself someday, I just love all of these old handtools…and there designs….I know….I am one of those kinda woodworkers….haaaaa. Just a Galloot in training….lol
Got it home and the blade was not too bad at all….and I actually got some shavings with a little tinkering and learning how to hold and work it. So…..of course being this is Halloween season…..I became Dr. Frankenstien….possesed by looking and studying this old treasure….so…....I just had to try attempting it…Bwahh ha ha haaaaaa…..
Of course I figured my results may be just as successful as the story of Dr Frankenstein…..and I would create something kind of hideous that was only worthy of chucking into the scrapwood section of my laboratory…lol
and then the townsfolk would sentence me to the Guillotine…....hey…it’s a rough neigborhood around here!..lol
But I just tried to learn as I went and here is what I came up with.
All handmade..saws, files, brace bit ….etc. The angled mortice was an adventure….with no more than a decent spirited try….but…it’s ALLLLLLIVE!!!!! It works fairly well…a little adjusting and some small file work on the throat still yet to come.
The materials were Maple with a Poplar wedge, the blade from the original plane, and two screws.
Hope someone enjoys this. I am very happy and surprised at my results. Thanks to all of the great projects that you guys send and have a great Halloween!
-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB