Toted smoother

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Project by Bram Couttouw posted 881 days ago 2293 views 12 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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#1 posted 880 days ago

That came out spectacular, one day I will get to this as well, until then I like admiring yours.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 880 days ago

That plane is beatuiful. Great style to it. I’ll join the club of having to make one…someday.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 880 days ago

Wow. What a functional piece of Art. Amazing work.

-- Newbie woodworker

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#4 posted 880 days ago

Beautiful plane very nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 880 days ago

That looks very nice. Will you tell us more about the plane iron, please

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#6 posted 880 days ago

beautyfull plane
nearly nothing can beat a well homemade tool
one you can be proud of

thanks for sharing

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Don W

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#7 posted 880 days ago

i like it.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#8 posted 880 days ago

Beautiful. Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 880 days ago

Very nice looking “schaaf”.
what kind of blade did you use?
Be well.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#10 posted 880 days ago


-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#11 posted 880 days ago

That is a great looking plane, well done!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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#12 posted 880 days ago

Nice work !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#13 posted 880 days ago

Thanks for sharing. How did you shape the handle? Just curious. That is a gorgeous tool.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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Bram Couttouw

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#14 posted 879 days ago

Thanks for the nice comments.
The blade is just an old plane blade that i bought at a yardsale together with the plane body (of course) 43 mm wide, 4 mm thick with a 25° bevel.
Pabull, indeed, schaaf
I cut the handle out on the bandsaw and drilled the waste out with a forstner bit (where you gonne want to put your fingers). I shaped everything with rasps and handsanded the handle untill it was smooth.

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