|Project by spoonman||posted 07-06-2008 08:52 PM||1767 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
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.
-- I came, I saw, I pondered...