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Project by ATHiker posted 899 days ago 3602 views 30 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an A13 Norris style infill plane. The plans came from this great page. The sole is 1018 steel, the sides are 360 brass, the blade is O1 tool steel and the infill wood is cocobolo. The lever cap is made from aluminum bronze. If I were to do it again I would use something easier to work for the lever cap. I heat treated the blade myself with a small two brick forge and a MAPP gas torch.

The plane is bedded at 50 degrees and has a mouth of about 0.020. It cuts through just about everything with little trouble and leaves a glassy surface.

The entire project took close to a year to complete with many other projects in between. I enjoyed the metal work. It is hard to mess something up when it takes so many swipes of a file to remove a few thousandths of an inch. In woodworking you can mess up a project with one misplaced blow. Perhaps an infill shoulder plan next.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 899 days ago

Beautiful plane!!! Nice job!!..............Jim

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#2 posted 899 days ago

Absolutely beautiful. You should be proud to make such a fine piece. Congraduations on a job very well done.

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#3 posted 899 days ago

I can’t imagine making a plane like this, a real work of art.

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#4 posted 899 days ago

Love it!

-- JJ

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#5 posted 899 days ago

Very nicely done. Gorgeous materials handled well. Lovely plane.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#6 posted 899 days ago

Agreed.. that is art!

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#7 posted 899 days ago

Gorgeous, good job. I would deffinitly make a shoulder plane next.

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#8 posted 899 days ago

It’s a stunner, congratulations! Most excellent.

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brazjuca

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#9 posted 899 days ago

wonderful.

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ItIsRocketScience

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#10 posted 899 days ago

Speechless. It looks like a Holtey, and that’s a compliment!

-- "Down in the arena are the doers. They make many mistakes because they attempt many things. The man who makes no mistakes lacks boldness and a spirit of adventure." -- Gen. David M. Shoup

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#11 posted 899 days ago

Hands down, the coolest handmade tool I have EVER seen. Very well done!!

-- "Do, or do not. There is no try." ~Yoda

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#12 posted 898 days ago

IMPRESSIVE!

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#13 posted 898 days ago

Your skill is without peer! Thank you for sharing.

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#14 posted 898 days ago

OHHHH, Pretty! I really like this plane!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#15 posted 896 days ago

Beautiful work! The shoulder plane or even a panel plane should be next on your list—I can’t wait to see them!

—Brian

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