Scrub plane

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Project by jaedwards575 posted 01-29-2012 07:36 AM 2048 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found a need for a scrub plane recently, so I decided top build one. Homemade tool projects are my favorite. This is my 3rd plane build, and the only one to make it to LJ. I used a very thick Ohio Tool Co. iron from a old wooden plane, that’s about 2.5 inches wide. The standard 3” radius on the bevel that is honed and stropped. I couldn’t find a hard and fast rule on the angle, and I had seen someone use a 45 degree, so that’s what it became. I liked the idea for the front horn, as well as the “D” handle, so I went with both. The body is walnut and the sides are oak. Maple for the dowel. I think I may of set the dowel too low, but the wedge didn’t loosen with the test cuts. Finished with Danish oil, and for some reason the wedge missed the wiping. I guess I’ll leave that. Glides very well over boards, but I found myself pulling the rear up with cuts. Wish it was heavier, but I’m used to steel soled planes. Thanks for looking.

-- Aaron Possom Town, TN

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#1 posted 01-29-2012 07:42 AM

Very nice looking plane,good job.

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#2 posted 01-29-2012 06:16 PM

Nice visual piece! And it works too!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 01-30-2012 09:57 PM

Nice plane, what were you working on that you needed it?

-- Kelly, Nashville

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#4 posted 02-02-2012 09:24 AM

Kelly, apparently the electric planer is too loud for the misses, so now I can rough down smaller boards without a visit from her. They just aren’t level.

-- Aaron Possom Town, TN

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#5 posted 11-29-2017 09:21 AM

This is a beautiful shop made plane. Very nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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