A #3 Size Infill.

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Project by Don W posted 524 days ago 1879 views 5 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know it looks like this and the last one are back to back, but its just the posting. I really didn’t make this starting yesterday.

This is a #3 size. Donor sole is a defiance #3.
Wood is epoxied into the sole with the rear piece pinned as well.
Wood is wenge. Accent on front is Ash.
Bedded at 55 degrees.
Hock iron.
I made the chip breaker.
Finish is 1-1-1
Cap is brass.
And plenty more pictures on my blog

Thanks for looking.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 524 days ago

Don I would imagine this would feel real good in the hand

-- 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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#2 posted 524 days ago

You’re getting in the class with Brease, ya know! Super fine workmanship, and just look at those micro-thin gosmer shavings. I’ll bet you could even cut my hard Pecan without it dancing and vibrating over the grain?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#3 posted 524 days ago

You seem to have found your rhythm with these! Another fine tool ya got there. Now where is that platypus at :-D

-- Eric -

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#4 posted 524 days ago

Amazing work!

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#5 posted 524 days ago

Awesome as usual. I love the little DW!

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#6 posted 524 days ago

Very nice. Trying to work up the guts to try one myself.

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#7 posted 524 days ago

Wow, this one is sweet. I like the looks of the blade, breaker, and cap. Is the brass on the knob purely decorative?

So what is next?

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#8 posted 524 days ago

Ron Hock should thank you for using his blade;-) Well done.

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

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#9 posted 524 days ago

Very nice infill plane, Don!

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#10 posted 524 days ago


-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#11 posted 524 days ago

Don, how long is the waiting list for a DW infill smoother? Or an infill block?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#12 posted 524 days ago

Shane, the brass on the knob is a strike button.

Smitty, it all depends on the size of the bribe.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#13 posted 524 days ago

Nice work there “Yoda”

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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#14 posted 524 days ago

The Don’s got it goin on!

-- "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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#15 posted 524 days ago

Nice plane Don.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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