|Project by CFrye||posted 145 days ago||1027 views||1 time favorited||40 comments|
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