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Project by Philip Edwards posted 06-13-2008 09:57 PM 3179 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

HI Folks
Thought you’d like this one – it’s a Coffin Smoother made from Santos Rosewood. It has a 2 inch wide, 1/8th thick O1 blade, bedded at 60 degrees. It also has a really tight mouth. Finish is boiled linseed oil followed by many coats of shellac.
The plane was made for British Woodworking teacher, David Charlesworth.
Cheers
Phil





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 06-13-2008 10:09 PM

Cool Plane, beautiful wood. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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teenagewoodworker

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#2 posted 06-13-2008 10:42 PM

nice plane! i think that you should do a blog on just making a smoothing plane like this. i think that would be really nice. thanks for the post!

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#3 posted 06-13-2008 10:56 PM

Cool Plane

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#4 posted 06-13-2008 11:13 PM

I met David Charlesworth at a boxmaking conference in Carlisle a few years ago. He’s a top man – really knows and understands planes.

What a beautiful plane Philip.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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trifern

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#5 posted 06-14-2008 01:12 AM

Beautiful plane. I like your initials embossed in it as well. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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mzmac

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#6 posted 06-14-2008 02:27 AM

Very Solid Plane, does it cut as keen as it looks?

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Davesfunwoodworking

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#7 posted 06-14-2008 03:01 AM

Another nice plane. I like the wood you used. Good job on the finish great looking plane.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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Dorje

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#8 posted 06-14-2008 06:54 AM

Looks like this one may just work – really well! Can’t imagine you’d send it out to David Charlesworth any other way! Beautiful! Nice tight grain.

I just made some winding sticks with the same timber. I really liked how it worked. What method do you use to prepare the surface for finish? Plane, scrape, sand? combo?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Kipster

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#9 posted 06-15-2008 03:15 AM

Beautiful Plane, Interested to know how much David Likes it.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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jcees

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#10 posted 06-15-2008 06:56 AM

Lovely, simple and exquisitely executed. Bravo.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#11 posted 06-15-2008 07:20 AM

Nice clean design. Great job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#12 posted 06-16-2008 04:16 PM

Great Plane. What is next on the drawing board?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Philip Edwards

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#13 posted 06-16-2008 06:00 PM

Many thanks for the kind comments! Glad you like her :)

Dorje, I scrape than sand with 320 grit. On the end grain I used a ROS to help a little.
Kipster, David was over the moon with it. We recently shared a bench for two days at a Woodworking show and he demonstrated the plane, taking sub-thou shavings all day. Kinda made me proud ;)

Wayne – here we go.......

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