|Project by rdwile||posted 08-14-2012 05:10 PM||7280 views||20 times favorited||15 comments|
I completed this plane a few months ago as my first handmade wooden block plane. Using the Ron Hock blade and chipbreaker set. A buddy and i attended a seminar at the local Lee Valley on wooden plane building, which was very helpful in getting started on the project.
The body is Cocobolo and the wedge is walnut burl. I used a 3/8”brass dowel instead of the traditional wood dowel for strength as well as looks. This plane was featured in this month’s Ron Hock newsletter, with a picture of its builder using it in the shop – kinda cool.
-- Richard D. Wile, http://richard-wile.blogspot.ca/