Infill Shooting plane. Make it a pair!

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Project by Don W posted 04-17-2013 10:16 PM 3888 views 12 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another set of infills. This time some Shooting Planes.
Infill is ebonized walnut with bark Danish oil.
Sides and sole are precision ground steel.
Irons (still to be hardened) are O-1 1/4” steel.
Pins are brass.
Lever cap is brass.
Lever cap knob is from bridge city.
Bedded at about 38 degrees
Irons at 30 degrees.

Sorry guys. I had some technical difficulties, so no blog. Gorilla glass in my phone was no match for the concrete floor.

But some answers to some questions:
—It weights 5 1/2lbs without the iron.
—I got the metal at Mcmaster Carr.
—The pins are brass, Bottom into the sole are through pins (Not sure I’ll do that again) and the top are brass screws set and filed.
—I did not use epoxy on the through pins.
—I did use JB Weld in setting the screws.
—The sides are neither dovetailed or screwed, they are pinned.
Shampeon is doing my heat treating. I’m going to give Dave The next set (whatever they are)

Thanks for looking.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#1 posted 04-17-2013 10:33 PM

They look amazing Don. You are really doing some great work on all these.

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#2 posted 04-17-2013 11:49 PM

Nice!!! Estimate of hours to completion?

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#3 posted 04-17-2013 11:51 PM

Just awesome, Don!

I can forget about dreaming of an LN shooter after seeing these beauties! I’d rather have a DW. :)

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

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#4 posted 04-18-2013 12:29 AM

Well if that don’t get your chub on nothing will! That’s just jaw dropping!

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

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#5 posted 04-18-2013 12:42 AM

Very nice! You’ve really taken off with these. How thick is the sole and the sides?


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#6 posted 04-18-2013 12:45 AM

Side are 1/8”. Sole is 1/2”.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#7 posted 04-18-2013 01:30 AM

Do Want!

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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#8 posted 04-18-2013 01:32 AM

So completely cool Don. They are beautiful!

Phenomenal work you have done on these.

-- ~Tony

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#9 posted 04-18-2013 01:40 AM

Don they temper glass the same way they do steel. We are going to get you some better glass.
The planes are looking great.
I like how you are not focusing on one model. You get one completed and apply that knowledge to the next model.
They are wonderful.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#10 posted 04-18-2013 01:59 AM

awesome job

-- Joel

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#11 posted 04-18-2013 03:27 AM

They are beautiful. Amazing work.

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#12 posted 04-18-2013 04:18 AM

Really cool. Great work!

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#13 posted 04-18-2013 07:21 AM

Nice Don, they look good and solid just what you need for shooting
What do they weigh in at?

-- 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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#14 posted 04-18-2013 01:32 PM

Gorgeous work Don. How will you heat up the blade for the hardening process?

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#15 posted 04-18-2013 01:35 PM

Don, your sickness has transcended into something i would have never expected. Well friggin done man. The DW line of infills are not to be messed with.

-- "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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