|Project by AKSteve||posted 02-13-2012 06:28 AM||1621 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I decided to make some Wooden Planes, I got some free plans on the internet, I think from Popular mechanics, the Wood is Cherry and Wenge, I really like both of those woods, the Cherry takes to a planes beautifully, and the Wenge smells really good when you cut it, but it leaves splinters in your hands when you plane it, bit time! I have to spend a half hour picking out the splinters every time I plane it. Anyway, I got this monster piece of Cherry and the wenga, and I just finishe the first planer, it’s a jointer, the description calls for using the Band Saw, but my poor little 10 inch from Craftsman has a hard time cutting butter much less that giant piece of Cherry, so I had to use the table saw, the plans are alittle different than my final outcome, but I like what it looks like and it “Works” which is what matters anyway. I still have two more to make, hopefully it will go a little smoother, I trimmed up what I could of the body and used a rasp to shape the curves and the pin to hold the wedge to. I had to hand plane that big hunk of cherry to get the wrarp out, it was fun.
-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska