|Project by BigRedKnothead||posted 284 days ago||1507 views||8 times favorited||27 comments|
Here’s the Krenov-style plane I made for the swap. It went to Justin or LJ Tugboater78.
It’s made of hard maple, walnut, and brass for the rod. The iron is from Nice Ash Planes. Technically the length would make it a jack plane, but I use jack planes as smoothers and all sorts of tasks. So I made the mouth fairly tight and the iron sharpened straight. I figured the recipient could always open up the mouth or make whatever adjustments they like.
I had a good time making it. Definitely tried to incorporate some of my strengths. I didn’t have the heart to sign it, but anyone who’s seen my woodworking could probably guess I made this plane. The maple is bookmatched. The walnut grain intentionally flows with the contour of the plane. And the decorative square plugs are reminiscent of the A&C style.
Here’s a couple pics of the build. Typical lamination process. After I cut the rough shape on the bandsaw, I shaped it entirely with a spokeshave. That was my favorite part.
-- Red -- "There's nothin' in the world so sad as talking to a man, who never knew his life was his for making." Ray LaMontagne