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2013 Hand Plane Swap

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Project by mikewhite posted 10-10-2013 06:54 PM 1240 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK. Not technically a handplane. As it turned out I actually spent more time on the blades than the body: I cut, shaped, ground, hardened, tempered, sharpened and honed. I’m pretty happy with the way the blade turned out. Shiny!

I made the body from some leftover decking that has been laying out in my father-in-laws field for at least 5 years. It was rained on, snowed on, baked, frozen and buried in the mud for all that time and is still dead straight. Richard, the LJ I sent the plane to, later told me it was Ipe. It was sort of a pain in the neck to work – especially mortising – but it should last for a long, long time. The lighter material sandwiched in between is some leftover crabapple.

The fence is more mystery wood with a piece of brass mortised in as a wearplate.

All in all a good learning experience.





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#1 posted 10-10-2013 07:49 PM

Beautiful. I like it!

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#2 posted 10-10-2013 10:38 PM

Nice, very nice.

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#3 posted 10-11-2013 12:31 AM

Grat looking tool!

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#4 posted 10-11-2013 03:26 AM

Very nice.

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#5 posted 10-11-2013 12:26 PM

Very nicely done. That IpeĀ“is really a kind of wonder wood.

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#6 posted 10-11-2013 03:22 PM

I like my new spokeshave. thanks again Mike. It takes nice whispery shavings. Mike even sent a extra blade.

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