|Project by Tugboater78||posted 10-20-2013 03:00 PM||1055 views||3 times favorited||20 comments|
my humble contribution to the plane swap that i sent off to jordanp. It is a smoother, made of cherry and maple with a bronze wedge pin 50 degree bed.
Never made one before, or even played around with a wooden hand plane before i made this. It was fun making this, learned alot and made a few others that didn’t pass the cut. Will take what i learned and will be making another couple in the future am sure. shaped with rasps and chisels with a light sanding after. Rubbed in BLO 3 times and some Johnsons paste wax for a finish.
I went to visit Rhett at Nice Ash Planes shortly after signing up, to pick up the blades i wanted. I spent a few hours checking out his operation and he showed me how he to make a Krenov style plane. Was a fun visit, he loaded my small car up with a bunch of cutoffs , when i left, and those were used for this.
Jordan sure seems to like it
Thanks Don for organizing this, was a great experience!
p.s. had better pictures but been having phone issues and lost them after i sent it off
edit: you can probably notice one of my protoypes in the main pic, walnut and reclaimed red oak, the glueup was fubared and woulda took to much work to fix the many small problems so it sits on a hutch in my living room as a reminder of what not to do
-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"