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Project by Derek Cohen posted 07-07-2012 02:43 PM 4913 views 28 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is a bridle plough I have just completed. It is influenced by the Mathieson plough plane.

There is a record of the build, with many pictures – many! – but thankfully little text, so you can skim through them if you desire: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ShopMadeTools/BridlePloughBuild.html

The wood is West Australian She-oak, with Jarrah as a contrast. Most of the brass work is mine, although the depth stop came from a parts Mathieson wedged plough. Finish is Organoil buffing oil and wax.

Here are a few images …

The bridle fence …

And it creates great grooves as well ..

There is a full set of 8 unused vintage irons ..

Regards from Perth

Derek

-- Buildiing furniture, and reviewing and building tools at http://www.inthewoodshop.com





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 07-07-2012 02:45 PM

Wow this looks amazing great job Derek

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#2 posted 07-07-2012 03:02 PM

Derek,

She’s a Heavy Duty Beauty – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#3 posted 07-07-2012 03:21 PM

Beautiful plane. Interesting use of those wood grained Australian minerals. Do you get it directly from the Jarrah mine? :)

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#4 posted 07-07-2012 03:56 PM

Fantastic! No other way to describe it.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#5 posted 07-07-2012 04:03 PM

Amazing work sir. Truely marvelous. Enjoy your new treasure.

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#6 posted 07-07-2012 04:07 PM

I am a handtool nut, so this really caught my eye. what a great tool build. it’s a beauty!

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#7 posted 07-07-2012 04:36 PM

Can’t decide whether I like the woodworking or the metalworking the most : )
Beautiful project !

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#8 posted 07-07-2012 04:39 PM

A plane for the ages.

Well done Derek. Thank you.

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#9 posted 07-07-2012 04:56 PM

very nice plane. one that deserves to be passed down.

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#10 posted 07-07-2012 08:41 PM

That is one amazing tool. You have incredible craftsmanship to be able to make something of this quality from start to finish. I love the build pictures, too. I hope I’m able to make something like this someday.

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#11 posted 07-07-2012 11:27 PM

Awesome! Just awesome! You do really great work.

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#12 posted 07-08-2012 12:55 AM

This is a thing of beauty! Great job !!

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#13 posted 07-08-2012 01:17 AM

I bought a set of vintage irons last week. Now I know what to do with them, and a bit of how! Thanks. It is a beautiful tool.

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#14 posted 07-08-2012 01:17 AM

A-MA-ZING!!!! The beauty and accuracy of fitment are incredible. Great job.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#15 posted 07-08-2012 12:16 PM

Thanks for posting this bueatiful plane and the blog. I like the detail in the blog. the West Australian She-oak is the perfect wood for it. Its stunning.

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