|Project by Bram Couttouw||posted 02-26-2012 05:46 PM||2479 views||12 times favorited||14 comments|
I alwase wanted a smoother like this one but I had no time to make one, untill last week.
I used the design from Phil Edwards (philly planes) and aksed him if he could give me some measurements.
The plane is made out of jatoba with a strike button in wengé. The plane iron is 4mm thick.
It has a 50° bed angle to plane difficult wood. The handle is mortised in the body.
I didn’t use a chip breaker and so far it works pretty good.
It took me 4 days or so to make this plane, quite a lot of work went in it. Especially to chop out the opening to fit the blade in.
I’m quite happy with the way it turned out. It still needs a couple coats of wax.