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Project by rhett posted 469 days ago 2435 views 3 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I couldn’t keep this to myself. This set of planes was made from a spalted beech. The tree was harvested from Berea College, here in Ky. It was forgotten about and left behind a building at the mill yard. When it finally got cut, POW….spalted and no spunk!. I was lucky enough to be there when the original buyer of this find had to turn it down. A friend and I bought the entire tree. The majority of my share went into a buffet table.

I believe someone is about to get their work area pimped out!

Be Good
Rhett

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SheriDi

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#1 posted 469 days ago

Wow! Those are beautiful. Your own design?

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#2 posted 469 days ago

great planes, and great wood. The wood itself could make a beautiful wall pannel decoration.

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#3 posted 469 days ago

god they are gorgeous!!!

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rhett

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#4 posted 469 days ago

The two part lamination is nothing new, the “Cadillac fins” as someone called them, and the blind pin are best I know, a new design.

We built a plane-making machine and spend 3 months ironing out the system. I believe we have developed a quick, efficient but most importantly, accurate system, for making simple wooden planes.

A great intro plane for anyone interested in making shavings. In the right hands, a concert instrument.

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#5 posted 469 days ago

Sweet!

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#6 posted 469 days ago

Nice set … looks great.

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#7 posted 469 days ago

Those are just plane sexy.

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#8 posted 469 days ago

Nice planes…I graduated from Berea in 2000.

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#9 posted 469 days ago

Art

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#10 posted 469 days ago

Nice wood.

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#11 posted 469 days ago

very nice, you are lucky to find it.

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rhett

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#12 posted 469 days ago

I have enough beech left for two more sets….. Or a hall table.

Thinking that I might take a cue from the bourbon industry and do some non-ash “small batch” sets of planes. Full sets from choice boards. I have a large piece of curly hard maple that would make an awesome set also. The “Tiny Ash” 1” plane will only be available in the “small batch” sets.

These planes, as with all the ones being made now, feature the flattened stainless pin. As was suggested by an Australian plane maker.

Be Good
Rhett

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#13 posted 469 days ago

That is just “plane” peachy!

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#14 posted 469 days ago

so along with Nice Ash we now have Bitchin Beech?

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rhett

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#15 posted 469 days ago

I’m going to name this set after my ex-wife….Crazy Beech

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