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Project by LukieB posted 10-20-2013 12:33 PM 1895 views 6 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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"





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Don W

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#1 posted 10-20-2013 12:35 PM

Oh my. That is gorgeous!

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

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#2 posted 10-20-2013 12:41 PM

Masterful LukieB! Outstanding. As much art as tool. The wood choices are perfect.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#3 posted 10-20-2013 12:41 PM

That’s sweet, Lukie! Love the wood combination. Now you’ve almost made me scared/embarassed to post my modest creation.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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#4 posted 10-20-2013 12:42 PM

.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#5 posted 10-20-2013 12:46 PM

Great looking plane Lukie

-- Greg in Ontario, Canada

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#6 posted 10-20-2013 12:58 PM

Thanks guys

No fair Jay….get to posting

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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#7 posted 10-20-2013 01:08 PM

A fine plane for fine shavings, love your choice of wood.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#8 posted 10-20-2013 01:15 PM

Lucas the the plane is awesome. Many many thanks. I was making shavings going through all the different woods I have last night and handled everyone one. Even a piece of nasty, curly walnut that tears out when its looked at. The wood choices are great and LJ’s Lucas should do a blog on sharping and how to put a finish on something. Thanks again.

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

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#9 posted 10-20-2013 01:28 PM

Beautiful piece! The “proof” shavings say it all—especially the curly maple! Outstanding work.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#10 posted 10-20-2013 01:31 PM

A really nice plane.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#11 posted 10-20-2013 01:31 PM

Glad you like it Dan. I also made shavings with everything I had laying around, this was the end result.

Cherry, Walnut, Curly Maple, Wenge, and Rosewood, all unnecessarily sliced up just cause I could.

I screwed around with it so much, I had to sharpen the blade again before I sent it off : )

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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#12 posted 10-20-2013 01:36 PM

Wow, you raised the bar on this one. Gorgeous wood combo.

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#13 posted 10-20-2013 01:37 PM

Very nice. Looks like it performs wonderfully.

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

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#14 posted 10-20-2013 01:59 PM

Sweet!

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

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#15 posted 10-20-2013 01:59 PM

Great looking wood choices, Lucas! I love the lil smoother!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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