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Figured Hardwood 50 degree smoothers

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Project by rhett posted 08-20-2013 09:05 PM 1873 views 9 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

-- It's only wood.





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theoldfart

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#1 posted 08-20-2013 09:12 PM

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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#2 posted 08-20-2013 09:13 PM

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 08-20-2013 09:15 PM

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 08-20-2013 09:17 PM

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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#5 posted 08-20-2013 09:20 PM

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

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

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#6 posted 08-20-2013 09:35 PM

Excellent

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

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rhett

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#7 posted 08-20-2013 11:11 PM

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….

-- It's only wood.

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#8 posted 08-21-2013 01:27 AM

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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#9 posted 08-21-2013 04:51 AM

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 08-21-2013 06:10 AM

Very nice.

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

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#11 posted 08-21-2013 11:30 AM

Fantastic wood combination. I like it.

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

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#12 posted 08-22-2013 08:13 PM

beautiful

-- Margery

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#13 posted 08-22-2013 08:28 PM

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 08-22-2013 10:06 PM

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

-- It's only wood.

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#15 posted 08-22-2013 10:41 PM

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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