Beer Plane attempt (Inspired from Tim and Kiefer)

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Project by jjw5858 posted 01-10-2012 09:46 PM 2560 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everyone, hope the week and New Year has been good to you so far.

Thanks to the fine work and creativity of LJ buddies Tim and Kiefer I really thought this was such a clever project….and being I like a good beer, although a Stewarts Root Beer is just as good, I decided to give a try at this one!

This was made from some Poplar block I had leftover from my last project, so no glue up on this one….I had no idea of how it would look…..I just took my pencil and let it happen. Got the shape cope sawed and a little tag teaming of some gouge chisels and then preceeded to rasp and file my basic shape.

Then made some layout angle lines to the side and got my eggbeater drill and used my best eye and feel to get a beginning of what would soon become my mortice.

I figured it might be fun to shape the Maple wedge like a bottle so I cut that and went for it.

Towards the end I had some leftover turnings and thought..hmmm??...there is a cool piece in one of those Oak turnings….I will cut her out and make a button or mini handle for ornamentation towards the back.

I hacksawed off a srcrew and augered into the Oak button with some pliers. Then made a small pilot hole to the back and augered on my mini back handle…...even looks like a bottle top if you like.

Everything was done using traditional handtools from chisels and hand powered grinding wheel to hacksaws…lol

Well, I hope some of you may have enjoyed my version of Tim and Kiefers Beer Plane….I hope I did their fine workmanship some justice. Thanks again to both LJ friends for the inspiration.

Ok my friends…I will enjoy a few cold ones later this evening enjoying all of your wonderful projects and ideas!
Till then be well and a fine Saranac BIG MOOSE ALE…..AND A GALOOT STYLED, CHEEEEEEERS!

Take care


-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#1 posted 01-10-2012 11:04 PM

Ill drink to this one Joe!

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#2 posted 01-11-2012 12:05 AM

Nice plane. Getting that frog angle just right looks like it would be tricky. Also, what software are you using that allows you to put four pictures in one?

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#3 posted 01-11-2012 04:03 AM

bottoms up

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 01-11-2012 01:22 PM

I think you did a good job and I’d like to know how you did the multi picture frames too.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#5 posted 01-11-2012 03:12 PM

Nice, bottoms up mate.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 01-11-2012 05:04 PM

Really sweet!
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 01-11-2012 08:21 PM

I flat out love these. In fact I have three “Blades” cut, cleaned, and ready to go. Just got to finish up a couple projects that I’m currently working on then I am jumping on the beer plane ban wagon. Hope mine comes out as well as the examples I seen here…

Thanks for sharing!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 01-11-2012 09:55 PM

In a houndred years they will find these planes and discuss how on eath they were used and what way of wood woodworking they were used for. Smiles.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 01-11-2012 11:12 PM

HAHAHA, good one Mads, hope all is well there!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#10 posted 01-12-2012 01:06 PM

;-) I am a walking smile these days.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 01-13-2012 12:13 AM

Another fine plane, well done.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#12 posted 01-17-2012 03:59 AM

Glad you made one too.
Looks like we got a good thing going.
Cheers !!
I like the bottle shape wedge .


-- Kiefer

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