|Project by jaedwards575||posted 01-29-2012 07:36 AM||1488 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
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