terryR's 2013 Swap Plane

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Project by terryR posted 284 days ago 772 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my offering for the 2013 plane swap…

An 8” long smoother made from Honduras Rosewood and Ziricote. 1 3/4” Hock iron and ‘breaker bedded at 45 degrees. Cross pin is stainless steel housed in Ziricote.

This was only my 2nd plane ever, so the results are OK, but I’m ready for more practice since this was such a fun build. :)

A big THANKS to DonW for organizing the swap!

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

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#1 posted 284 days ago

Beautiful job, Terry. The grain in that shot from the rear is spectacular.

-- "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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#2 posted 284 days ago

Gorgeous! Well done Terry.

-- ~Tony

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#3 posted 284 days ago

This plane is AWESOME! Great to hold, fun to use. Thanks Terry!

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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#4 posted 284 days ago

Looks great Terry, I’d have been happy to have owned that one myself.

-- Rob - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#5 posted 284 days ago

Looking good Terry! That little dip in front looks like it makes it very comfortable to use. Great shavings! Now go make another to keep!

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 284 days ago

Wonderfull little plane Terry, great work!

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

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#7 posted 283 days ago

Nice wood selection and a neat little plane. I like the smooth shaping for good grip.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#8 posted 283 days ago

Wow Terry really nice color combo. Looks like you did a fine job on this one.

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#9 posted 283 days ago

Lovely plane from lovely wood.
Best thoughts,

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

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#10 posted 283 days ago

Sweet! What great looking woods.

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

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#11 posted 283 days ago

Nice, work Terry, it’s a beauty.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#12 posted 283 days ago

Well done, my friend! That subtle curve near the front looks like a good place for the heel of the hand to push down on the toe of the plane. I like that shaping.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#13 posted 283 days ago

Very nice plane from very nice woods.

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

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#14 posted 283 days ago

This will be my third attempt to post on this project. I’m not sure what that is about.

Nice job Terry. I really like the woods you used.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#15 posted 283 days ago

Really Nice!

I new I should have done the swap!!

-- - Terry

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