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Project by Don W posted 538 days ago 3133 views 12 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some time ago, LukieB sent me a Sargent #422. The base has been cut from 22” down to 18”. The frog was broke, it was missing most other major parts so it sat on my bench for a long time. I wasn’t sure what I was going to to with it, then this idea stuck me.

The infill is made from blood wood, the accent is cherry. Its epoxied to the base.

The knurled knob is made from 3/4” copper pipe with a 1/4” x 20- bolt and bloodwood epoxied into it. I used a file to cut the grooves.

The finish is Brush Oil.

There are more pictures on my blog.

EDIT: Image added with Hock Iron

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





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ShaneA

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#1 posted 538 days ago

Outstanding work Don. What are your thoughts on its functionality? It looks awesome, well done.

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Airframer

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#2 posted 538 days ago

That turned out great! Someday I will have to try and do this. Great Job!

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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chrisstef

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#3 posted 538 days ago

If that aint turnin a turd into treasure i dunno what is Don. I really like how you switched the grain direction on the infill. Finish came out great and without a doubt that dog can hunt.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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BigRedKnothead

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#4 posted 538 days ago

Freakin awesome!

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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nobuckle

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#5 posted 538 days ago

Beautiful work.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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terryR

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#6 posted 538 days ago

Excellent, work, Don! I love the knob on the lever cap and the contrasting woods!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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LukieB

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#7 posted 538 days ago

Fantastic Don, absolutely fantastic! Can I have it back now? : )

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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Don W

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#8 posted 538 days ago

Shane I think it will be just like A #6

Lukie maybe when I’m done with it :-)

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

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JoeinGa

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#9 posted 538 days ago

No Lukie…. ‘cause he’s gonna send it to ME LOL

That thing is freakin’ AWESOME Don!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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LukieB

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#10 posted 538 days ago

Done with it….. like pry it from your cold dead fingertips? LOL

Really though Don, amazing work, that thing is gorgeous, and looks pretty functional as well! Spectacular rescue of a piece of “Junk”....

I had to pay for the shipping to get him to take it off my hands, LOL

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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JayT

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#11 posted 538 days ago

Most excellently done, Jedi master! You must have channelled the force for this one.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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Brit

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#12 posted 538 days ago

Interesting that you decided to orient the grain of the bloodwood in the knob perpendicular to the infil Don. What was your reasoning behind that decision? Was it just that you liked the way it looked? Not that I dislike it, I was just looking at the photos and found myself wondering how it would look turned through 90 degrees. I love the tote, the choice of woods and the overall presence that the plane seems to have. You’ve created a gem of a plane.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Don W

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#13 posted 538 days ago

Andy, I made the Knob separate. I wasn’t sure I’d like the cherry. It sat on the bench and I kept turning the Knob. I just liked the way it looked when it was perpendicular.

Thanks all for the Comments

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

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racerglen

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#14 posted 538 days ago

real beauty Don !
Shavings yet ?

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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Don W

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#15 posted 538 days ago

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