|Project by CartersWhittling||posted 11-23-2011 02:49 AM||3679 views||7 times favorited||8 comments|
Hello. This is my newest wood hand plane. It is made of african mahogany, with a hard maple sole. The blade is 1 5/8” wide and is from a block plane I had that was no good to use, and the plane is about 9” long. With every plane I make they become better in performance aswell as in shape and handling. This plane was resawn from one blank, and the shaping was done on the bandsaw. I think I like the bandsawn surfaces better than the smooth sanded surfaces on some of my previous hand planes. The quality of cut and adjustment are excellent, in at least soft-medium density woods. I have not tried it in a hard or figured wood yet. Do not attempt making a wooden hand plane unless you have patience during your first couple planes, and do not care if you become addicted to making more afterwards.
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