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#4 size Infill. Just what I needed

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Project by Don W posted 03-22-2013 08:52 PM 2125 views 12 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As you can tell, I’m on an infill kick these days. Here’s my #4 size. Its my own design.

Its made from a #4 sole, African rosewood, some scrap metal and a Hock iron. The chip breaker is from an old wood body plane.

Finish is Brush oil

Cap screw is a plumbing fitting with rosewood infill.

Its bedded at 55 degrees.

More pictures on my blog.

Edit: some re-work. I didn’t like the way this worked out, so it was cut and re-sand time. Along with a new thicker blade I made from some O-1 1/4” steel. Its much more comfortable now, and as you can see, the new iron works like a charm.

Thanks for looking.

dw

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





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kenn

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#1 posted 03-22-2013 08:59 PM

Bee-yoo-tee-ful ! I love it. The shavings look perfect. You did a great job with it.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#2 posted 03-22-2013 09:00 PM

Looks great. You are on a roll with these.

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#3 posted 03-22-2013 09:03 PM

Uh, Don, I think your plane has rabies, pic 6 shows it foaming at the mouth.

Better send it to me for safe disposal.

-- "My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right." Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 03-22-2013 09:09 PM

Looks like a lovely little beast.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#5 posted 03-22-2013 09:16 PM

Nice Don
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 03-22-2013 09:24 PM

Nice, Don! Your work is impressive.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#7 posted 03-22-2013 10:36 PM

I love it. It doesn’t look like most odf the others I have seen. That makes it you, Don. Nice, really nice.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#8 posted 03-22-2013 10:36 PM

He ain’t heavy…He’s my brother…

Sweet work, Don. Nice shavings, too.

Looks like you’ve got a nice family started!

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

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#9 posted 03-22-2013 11:34 PM

Sweet!

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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#10 posted 03-23-2013 12:18 AM

Another superb job Don! Very Cool.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#11 posted 03-23-2013 01:32 AM

Very nice build, very nice. Since no one else asked, I will: what #4 sole did you use? Or was it an unknown when you obtained it? Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#12 posted 03-23-2013 01:38 AM

I believe it was a defiance #4 base.

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

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stan3443

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#13 posted 03-23-2013 02:22 AM

In the last pic why is there a bolt on each side. great plane

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#14 posted 03-23-2013 03:45 AM

Friggin’ sweet!

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

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#15 posted 03-23-2013 05:13 AM

Turned out very nice.. I like the design a lot.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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