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Project by Don W posted 11-14-2012 02:56 PM 2130 views 2 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve wanted a toothed plane for a while. I’ve looked at toothed irons for a few of my scrapers, but just never pulled the trigger. I’ve seen several planes in antiques shops, but they were always a bit more than I wanted to spend. When this iron came up, I took a chance and grabbed it.

The body is worming chestnut with cherry sides. The chestnut was from a reclaimed timber and the cherry from the scrap pile.

The iron was pretty rusty when I got it. A little wire wheel action and some evapo-rust, then some dmt strokes, and it came out pleasantly useful.

Thanks for looking.

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





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Dan

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#1 posted 11-14-2012 03:01 PM

Looks good… What are the tooth iron planes best used for? I have seen them before but never really knew what their best use was..

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#2 posted 11-14-2012 03:01 PM

Nice, Don. How well does it work? Also, have you thought about different angles for the iron? I don’t know much about toothed irons.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 11-14-2012 03:10 PM

Awesome as usual, Don Yoda!

-- Jason K

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#4 posted 11-14-2012 03:11 PM

Nice! It’s on my ever growing “eventual” list of things I want to do as well…

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#5 posted 11-14-2012 03:31 PM

cool, i might have to make one of these if i have to work with mahogany again :)

how do you sharpen it, and how do you make the teeth?

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#6 posted 11-14-2012 03:41 PM

Very nice, great use of the wormy chestnut! You gonna rough up your bench top?

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

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#7 posted 11-14-2012 03:43 PM

Brandon, it seems to work well, but I haven’t had a chance to use it for real. I tested it out and it produced some fine sawdust and allowed me to smooth a knot in a piece of maple.

Aaron, I’m not sure if you can “make” the teeth yourself. I’d suggest buying a toothed blade like I did.

Dan, its used as a precursor for those impossible to plane areas. It chews it up and allows the smoother or scraper to do its job.

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

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#8 posted 11-14-2012 04:13 PM

Pretty cool Don. You know…x mas is right around the corner?

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#9 posted 11-14-2012 04:32 PM

Super cool Don.
Way to go.
New life to the old blade, it makes me smile.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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shipwright

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#10 posted 11-14-2012 04:45 PM

Nice one Don.
They are also used to prepare both sawn veneer surfaces and substrate surfaces for veneering.
I’d love to find a blade like that somewhere.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#11 posted 11-14-2012 05:52 PM

looking good Don :-)
good to see an old blade work again
there is one more use for it …. if you don´t want to have that super highgloss finish
on your workbench where the wood you work on always sems to slide around like crazy
then use it to rehab the surface
there is a vidioclip in a blog about a bench that a great cabinet maker use on L J
I just can´t remember the name on the blog now

Dennis

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#12 posted 11-14-2012 06:00 PM

Nice work Don. Great pictures too.

Thanks for sharing.

-- ~Tony

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shipwright

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#13 posted 11-14-2012 06:40 PM

Here's the link Dennis was mentioning. He may have found it through my hide glue blog.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#14 posted 11-14-2012 06:58 PM

excactly :-)

thank you Poul

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#15 posted 11-14-2012 08:21 PM

great work.. glad to see that iron went to good use!

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