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Project by Don W posted 06-23-2012 12:05 AM 2212 views 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First 3 pictures are made from cherry. The last 2 are rosewood.

More of the stories and pictures - First set
Second set

Finish is BLO and wax.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com





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RussellAP

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#1 posted 06-23-2012 12:08 AM

I love rosewood. Have you ever made any out of walnut or is the grain to tight to make it strong for this application?

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#2 posted 06-23-2012 12:08 AM

Looks great Don. Really nice work on these, enjoy using them!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#3 posted 06-23-2012 12:09 AM

Absolutely beautiful. Where did you score the rosewood? It is amazing.

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#4 posted 06-23-2012 12:12 AM

I just sent out a walnut tote. Here is another I happen to have a picture of.

Shane, I bought a piece of rosewood from the local lumber yard. I bought a 3’ piece thinking it would last a while, but I’ve already made a bunch of these and its just about gone.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#5 posted 06-23-2012 12:14 AM

I love walnut.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#6 posted 06-23-2012 12:27 AM

Nice work, Don!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 06-23-2012 12:44 AM

They look really nice Don.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#8 posted 06-23-2012 01:01 AM

Don what is your process for the construction?
Nice work by the way.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#9 posted 06-23-2012 01:04 AM

i probably should update this but the only real difference is I have made a wooden template instead of using the paper ones.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#10 posted 06-23-2012 01:07 AM

and one more thing, I’ve got 2 broken bases. One I show in the blog, the second is cut off right in front of the riser so its easy to get the length exact. I’ll update the blog as soon as I remember to take some pictures.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#11 posted 06-23-2012 01:11 AM

Thank you ! The speed square jig is ingenious.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#12 posted 06-23-2012 01:42 AM

Sweet work, Don! I like the variety of wood totes…these are high on my bucket list…thanks for the double speed square tip…will use that a lot!

You sell these beauties? please PM me…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#13 posted 06-23-2012 11:15 AM

Beautiful work Don.
The cherry looks so crisp.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#14 posted 06-23-2012 11:25 AM

Some more for your viewing pleasure.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#15 posted 06-23-2012 01:26 PM

Well done. They’ll look great on the planes. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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