2013 plane swap

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Project by Tugboater78 posted 10-20-2013 03:00 PM 1757 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#1 posted 10-20-2013 03:03 PM

Sweet, gotta love figured maple.

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#2 posted 10-20-2013 03:04 PM

Looks cool! You’re pretty lucky having Rhett nearby.

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

excellent. Very well done.

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

Another beauty. Great maple. Yes, build more.

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#5 posted 10-20-2013 03:41 PM


-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#6 posted 10-20-2013 03:47 PM

And another… Beautiful plane!

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#7 posted 10-20-2013 03:52 PM

Beautiful—love the curly maple and figured cherry!

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#8 posted 10-20-2013 04:43 PM

Nice plane, Justin. I like how your front bedding angle is curved…nice touch.

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#9 posted 10-20-2013 04:46 PM

Great job, Justin. Beautiful wood choices.

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#10 posted 10-20-2013 04:55 PM

Beautiful plane Justin! The finish really makes that maple pop!

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#11 posted 10-20-2013 05:32 PM

Nice looking plane!

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#12 posted 10-20-2013 05:44 PM

Very nice!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#13 posted 10-20-2013 07:09 PM

Nice-looking plane. The curly maple looks great. I like the curve on the toe piece for easy chip clearance. I’m jealous of your nice ash planes visit… seems like it would be informative.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#14 posted 10-20-2013 09:13 PM

Best thoughts,

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

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#15 posted 10-20-2013 10:34 PM

The curve was a collaborative idea Rhett and I came upwith, I can’t take all the credit for it, , . When we were talking about design and mixing it up a bit to make something unique. Glad you guys like it.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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