|Project by 489tad||posted 10-20-2013 01:09 PM||1916 views||2 times favorited||28 comments|
For the 2013 Hand Plane Swap I make a 18”x3”x2.5” smoother. The bed angle is 50 degrees. With the 1/4” thick iron from Nice Ash Planes and weighing in at almost 5lbs. I chose Leadwood for the body. Its rated at 3570 lbf on the Janka scale. I sanded to 320 then burnished with a rag and noticed how the wood just shined. I used a buffer and just wax for the finish. For me it was very hard to work with. I found there was less tear out if I worked the wood slowly. The wedge and cross pin are made from Sneezewood. Thats rated 3080 ibf on the Janka scale. The weighted mallet is Leadwood and Sneezewood with a brass and leather ends. Handle is hickory.
This project was a blast to participate in. I learned a lot about planes in general and now I can make one. Glenn I hope you get some use from the plane.
-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.