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2013 Hand Plane Swap - Ash Smoother

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Project by Tim Dahn posted 10-20-2013 01:19 PM 1747 views 6 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the plane I made for Ripthorn. I purchased a 1 ½” iron from nice ash planes (Thanks Rhett), and having some ash left over from a rocking chair build thought why not make a nicely shaped ash plane. Searching around the interweb I decided on a Krenov style smoother, I also liked how William Ng added an ebony top piece behind the bed so walnut was added to the back. After shaping and sanding it was Finished with BLO and wax. To test it out I made a few passes on my work bench as you can see in the pics.

Another thanks to Don for all his work on the swap!

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





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Don W

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#1 posted 10-20-2013 01:25 PM

Sweet plane with some sweet shavings.

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

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#2 posted 10-20-2013 01:27 PM

Beautiful, I love the shape.

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#3 posted 10-20-2013 01:27 PM

Very nice. I like the shaped rear cap for extra grip and comfort.

-- "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 01:28 PM

That is sweet. I really like the handle. Good looking plane.

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

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mafe

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#5 posted 10-20-2013 01:29 PM

A beauty Tim.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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mafe

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#6 posted 10-20-2013 01:30 PM

Really love the detail on the back.

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

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#7 posted 10-20-2013 01:34 PM

I really like this one, great job shaping it.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#8 posted 10-20-2013 01:35 PM

Nice Job. Ripthorn is lucky. :)

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

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#9 posted 10-20-2013 01:38 PM

Very attractive plane with outstanding “proof” shavings. Congratulations on a job well done!

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

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LukieB

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#10 posted 10-20-2013 01:39 PM

That is a nice ash plane there, I love the shape of the back. Nicely Done.

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

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#11 posted 10-20-2013 01:45 PM

A real beaut Tim and those are some nice shavings from it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 10-20-2013 02:09 PM

Nice straight grain, Tim. I love the plane! Your tote really looks comfy to use, too!

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

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Tugboater78

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#13 posted 10-20-2013 02:15 PM

love it, nice comfort grip with the contrasting colors

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

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Woodbridge

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#14 posted 10-20-2013 02:32 PM

great looking plane. The addition of the walnut and shaping is real nice.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#15 posted 10-20-2013 03:06 PM

I really dig the lines and colors. The contrasting grip is super classy and definitely kicks it up a notch.

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

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