CFrye's 2013 Plane Swap Plane

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Project by CFrye posted 10-20-2013 08:16 PM 2555 views 1 time favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Before this swap I had never even touched a plane much less built one! The first pic is the finished plane and the first shop tool I ever made one year ago. I think I’m making progress! hahaha
The facts: Scrub Plane: The wood involved (all of which came from LukieB, you’re the best!) is Brazilian Cherry cheeks, body of walnut, more BC and a center core of oak. Bed angle is “47 ½ degrees: A Norris original angle. Recommended for work on soft or hard woods.” The blade is a 1.5” Nice Ash blade with a 3” camber that Rhett was awesome enough to put an edge on for me. It cut so well out of the package (Thank you Rhett for going the extra mile!) I was reluctant to do anything else to it other than flatten (polish really) the back that will be against the bed of the plane. Yeah I am a coward. I really did a bad job on the first blade!
Weight-1# 12 oz. Length 11 3/8” width 2 3/8” height 1 7/8”
Finish: Lemon oil and then burnished.
Cross pin is steel-friction fit-no glue.
I kept having to tell myself “The shavings are supposed to look like that. You’re cutting across the grain!”
I made a lot of mistakes and learned a ton. This plane went to TerryR in Alabama. I hope he gets a lot of use out of it!
I can’t tell you all how much I appreciate everyone answering all my questions (sometimes repeatedly) throughout this build. The thread Making a Plane. Swap the Knowledge was great! DonW, LukieB, rhett, all the LJ’s who shared their knowledge… and, of course, my hubby who put up with me! Thank you all!

-- God bless, Candy

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#1 posted 10-20-2013 08:24 PM

Ahhh, what a nice plane! Loves to eat wood! Very comfy to hold while flattening rough wood, too. Thanks, Candy!

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

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#2 posted 10-20-2013 08:30 PM

I’m glad you like it Terry! Even gladder it’s working for you!!

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 10-20-2013 08:38 PM

very nice Candy. I haven’t learned how to use them , but I plan too.

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#4 posted 10-20-2013 08:40 PM

Looks like we have a ringer in our midst. Playing the “I’m a novice and don’t know anything” card and then turning out a project this nice. Makes you say Hmmmmmm ;-)

Seriously, Candy, excellent job.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#5 posted 10-20-2013 08:42 PM

Candy, real nice work. I have to get a scrub since most of the stock I get is rough sawn. Again really nice job.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#6 posted 10-20-2013 08:52 PM

Looks great!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#7 posted 10-20-2013 08:55 PM

Love the racing stripe look.

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#8 posted 10-20-2013 09:10 PM

Thats awesome!!! Really nice build Candy…I think I agree with JayT…somebody is getting played here…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#9 posted 10-20-2013 09:25 PM

You made a wonderful plane!
I agree you are a real hustler. ;-)
Way to go, you have every reason to be proud.
Best thoughts,

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

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#10 posted 10-20-2013 09:45 PM

Very nice job Candy. Working doubles you knocked it out of the park. Well done.

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

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

well, i’m voting Candy rookie of the year.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#12 posted 10-20-2013 10:50 PM

You have created a very nice plane. It should give you a lot of use in the shop and you’ll appreciate it more because you made it your self!!...............Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 10-20-2013 11:23 PM

Really nice job, I was a chicken to get in on this but you did great

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#14 posted 10-21-2013 12:12 AM

Wonderful Candy, looks like a grate plane.

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

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#15 posted 10-21-2013 12:41 AM

Wow! You all are going to make me blush! Thank you all for the kind words and thoughts!
Nez, Be careful-handplaning is addictive! ;-)
JayT, I have been called dingee in the past but never a ‘ringer’.
Kevin, without Rhett’s cambered blade this would have been a flop! Good steel saved the day. I highly recommend Nice Ash blades!
Thanks Dave.
Me too Shane!
Thank you Buster. No player here, just a procrastinating perfectionist!
Thanks Mads, I appreciate the thoughts.
Thank you Dan.
Don, I don’t know what to say. Your advice throughout was invaluable. Thank you.
Thanks Jim. This one went to TerryR in Alabama as part of the Plane Swap. I will be making another to be sure!
Jeff, You have the skills. Do it!
Thanks Tim!

-- God bless, Candy

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