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Project by spoonman posted 2217 days ago 1443 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

okay. I came, I saw, I pondered… and I jumped on board. I started with some 8/4 maple and planed it down to a hair over 1 5/8”. I then took some 3/4 Lyptus and planed it down to 3/8”. I cut the angles (45 and 15)on the maple and then did a glue up with the maple “sandwiched” between the two pieces of Lyptus. After drying, i took the assembly to the bandsaw and cut simple curves on the ends. After a ton of hand sanding and sweat, I drilled a hole through the plane (to make sure the holes lined up) and inserted a piece of 3/8” maple doweling. I purchased a replacement iron from a local retail home improvement store for about 3 dollars. Little tip. Buy the iron first, or make sure your plane ramp is a litlle larger than the iron you intend on using. Mine was a little snug. I used a flat file and a vise to downsize my iron a little bit. After a little time setting it up, it’s working great. Thanks for looking.
Jesse

-- I came, I saw, I pondered...





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Yettiman

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#1 posted 2217 days ago

That is a very neat look plane. Well done

Makes me think I might have a chance.

What was the most difficult part?

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spoonman

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#2 posted 2217 days ago

actually, the worst part, was the lack of a joiner… lol. I placed self adhesive sand paper on a piece of granite tile I had laying around and worked the plane over the sand paper until i got the desired flatness and opening for curls. All in all, it was a very enjoyable project and I’m looking forward to making a much longer one. (Jack Plane, I think???)

-- I came, I saw, I pondered...

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#3 posted 2217 days ago

Looks really good. It looks like you enjoyed the process.

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Callum Kendall

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#4 posted 2217 days ago

Great work!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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mzmac

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#5 posted 2216 days ago

The Lyptus appears to race across the wood. Slamin Plane Dude! Wait till you see what I made at work on Thursday.

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Chris

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#6 posted 2216 days ago

Very nice; can’t wait to see your next one.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 2216 days ago

Hi spoonman;

If I missed saying so, Welcome to Lumberjocks.

Nice plane. Looks like it works well.

Lee

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JoeHe

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#8 posted 2204 days ago

Nice looking plane. Almost has a “roman” plane appearence.

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jeanmarc

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#9 posted 2190 days ago

That is a very neat look plane.Great work!

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Maddhatter

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#10 posted 2172 days ago

Spoonman, the plane looks awesome for your first one. How does it handle? Being wooden, do you find that it has the weight to slide across the surface?

How do you treat the sole? Do you use wax or shellac??

-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE

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Roper

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#11 posted 2172 days ago

very nice hand plane, it looks like it take a nice cut.

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