|Project by LukieB||posted 10-20-2013 12:33 PM||2348 views||6 times favorited||33 comments|
The body and sole are Jatoba or Brazilian Cherry, the sides are Wenge. It’s a #4ish sized smoother, 2” Nice Ash blade bedded at 45 degrees. A big thank you to Rhett for hooking it up with this sweet hunk of steel. Just as advertised, a final honing was all it took to make some sweet shavings.
My first attempt at a shop made plane so I learned a lot, will definitely do a few things different the next time around. But it was fun and I’m happy with the end result. It was a little tricky to get it set, but one I did, it was a joy to use. The shavings pictured are Cherry and Curly Maple. I was very pleased with not only with the full width shavings, but the surface left behind as well. Especially in the Curly Maple. Hopefully the reciepient of my plane Dan gets lots of good use out of it.
Big thank you to Don W for doing all the setup on this, you did an outstanding job.
-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"