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Project by rhett posted 364 days ago 1687 views 8 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I picked up some Ipe last Friday at the Midwest Lumber Sale. Very heavy and dense, perfect in my opinion for plane soles. Used my same design, but added a bit of figured cherry and maple.

Here is my first set of 50 degree smoothers.

Thanks for looking.

Be Good
Rhett

-- http://planeandsimpleblog.wordpress.com/





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theoldfart

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#1 posted 364 days ago

Rhett, it looks sweet. Titebond III on the sole? How did your tooling react to the Ipe’. I have a deck covered in Ipe’ so lots of shorts and cutoffs. Project material

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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maplerock

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#2 posted 364 days ago

Put some wheels on those and you’d have a nice looking car! Very cool!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#3 posted 364 days ago

Very nice.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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bobasaurus

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#4 posted 364 days ago

These look really nice. I like the finger grooves on the sides. What did you finish them with? I hope I can make something similar for the plane swap with your blade.

-- Allen, Colorado

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Jim Rowe

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#5 posted 364 days ago

These look very nice. Can we see some fluffy shavings?
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Don W

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#6 posted 364 days ago

Excellent

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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rhett

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#7 posted 364 days ago

Finish is paste wax, buffed on a wheel. Ipe surface was left rough from drum sander and glued up with Titebond III. Very hard and splintery but seems ideal for this application. Too bad it makes my nose run like a seive when I cut it. Now I wished I had picked up some Teak from Midwest….

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Don Broussard

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#8 posted 364 days ago

Simply beautiful, Rhett. I really like the finger channels in the sides—looks very comfortable to hold and use.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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Tugboater78

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#9 posted 364 days ago

B e a utiful!

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#10 posted 364 days ago

Very nice.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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489tad

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#11 posted 364 days ago

Fantastic wood combination. I like it.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#12 posted 362 days ago

beautiful

-- Margery

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Don W

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#13 posted 362 days ago

Will these be oh the Nice Ash line up?

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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rhett

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#14 posted 362 days ago

The entire line-up depends on what Chris and Roy have to say…

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theoldfart

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#15 posted 362 days ago

On the show or blogs?

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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