|Project by Seimyo||posted 11-28-2012 04:55 AM||1691 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
Here are 3 planes I just finished making. A while ago I made a scrub, joiner, long smoother planes and thought I’ll do a small block plane.
Leftover ipe 2×4 was laminated for the first blank. I thought using such dense wood would be great for a hand plane but in retrospect it was quite a pain to shape and form. I had to do it with files and rasps. Then, after I was finished and so happy to have a new plane someone pointed out the steep angle of the blade. Only then did I realize I placed the iron on the front of the plane, in fact reversing it. Turns out it was not waste after all. It performs great f difficult or end grain. Hing angle and ipe heft of the plane are great.
I decided to rectify this mistake and try another block plane, this time white ash. Blank was large enough for two planes so I though might as well. Ended up making the front concave which makes for easy shaving removal as well as prevent me to make the same mistake with the plane iron again.