|Project by ErikF||posted 07-28-2013 11:14 PM||1664 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
I have thought about building my own plane after seeing them pop up as other peoples projects. I figured it would be a difficult build but after reading DonW’s how-to a few days ago I figured I would give it a shot.
I dug into my scrap pile and came up with some white oak, walnut, and hickory. I used hickory for the sole (won’t do that again), oak and walnut for the body. I ordered a Hock iron that should be here in a few days…but i had to try it out so I pulled an iron out of an Ulmia plane to give it a test drive. After a little tuning I had it making shavings. It was fun to build and I’m sure my shop will end up with 10 more.
The total length is about 16 1/4”
Pictures courtesy of my wife.
-- Power to the people.