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2013 Hand Plane Swap Leadwood

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Project by 489tad posted 10-20-2013 01:09 PM 1600 views 2 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.





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Tim Dahn

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

Nice! and a hammer too. Sneezewood? what part of the world is that from?

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

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Don W

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

Excellent plane. I love the lines.

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

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LukieB

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#3 posted 10-20-2013 01:17 PM

Wow Dan, that thing is gorgeous, very nice work.

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

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489tad

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#4 posted 10-20-2013 01:18 PM

Thanks guys. Both woods come from Africa. I ordered them from Rare Woods USA. He has everything.

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

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

Really well done. Cool hammer too.

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mafe

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

Lovely curves, like a quiet river.
What a wonderful plane.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 10-20-2013 01:32 PM

Beautiful work with great “proof” shavings!

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

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JayT

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#8 posted 10-20-2013 01:32 PM

Beautiful shape and graining. Obviously works well, too.

-- "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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bondogaposis

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#9 posted 10-20-2013 01:33 PM

That’s a real beauty.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#10 posted 10-20-2013 01:33 PM

Wonderful plane. Very pretty.

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

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terryR

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#11 posted 10-20-2013 02:04 PM

Nery nice, Dan! That leadwood is gorgeous!

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

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#12 posted 10-20-2013 02:11 PM

Sweet !!!!

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#13 posted 10-20-2013 02:16 PM

Outstanding work and grain patterns and a hammer to boot.

Most excellent.

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Tugboater78

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#14 posted 10-20-2013 02:31 PM

thats some pretty wood, great job!

-- 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 03:03 PM

Mmmmm. Big chocolatley goodness!

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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