|Project by jasondain||posted 11-22-2012 01:47 PM||2360 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
I made this plane a while ago at the same time as my Krenov style smoother. The body is laminated from 8/4 maple stock with a Wenge sole for durability. The cheeks were sawn off, the blade bed formed and glued back together. The body was shaped using rasps, files and sandpaper. The handle was shaped using a Lee Valley template and made from Yellow Birch. It is mortised into the base for strength. The overall length is about 16” and is about 2 1/4 inches wide. It is finished with Tried and True original wood finish. It has a Hock blade and chipbreaker in it with a solid brass bar and walnut wedge.
The blade was originally straight and beveled at about 30 degrees. I ground an 8” radius camber on the blade and sharpened for use as a roughing/flattening plane. It works quite well in this configuration.