|Project by CartersWhittling||posted 03-13-2012 08:10 PM||5015 views||24 times favorited||31 comments|
This is my first pair of hollow and rounds. These are a pair of number 4’s, so they have a 1/4” wide blade and make a circle with a 1/4” radius.
-Quarter-sawn hard maple body and wedge
-9 3/8” long
-3 3/8” high
-55 degree bed angle with a 12 degree wedge
-finished with linseed oil
-1/8” thick O1 tool steel blades
-1/4” wide blade with 1/8” wide tang
-7” long blade
The planes perform very well from what little use I have given them so far. It took me about 5 hours to make each plane and a couple bucks for the metal, so I would say it is worth making your own. I have enough steel to make almost two dozen or more moulding and joinery planes. I also purchased some 1/4” O1 for a few traditional bench planes. For the almost $200 it cost for the steel and for whatever cost I can get the wood for, I will save a few thousand dollars making the planes myself instead of buying them new. Plus I can make sure all the planes are consistent in size, style, material, and quality.
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