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2013 Plane Swap Zebrawood and Walnut w/Nice Ash Iron

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Project by ShaneA posted 10-21-2013 01:30 AM 1480 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my entry into the 2013 Plane Swap. It is a small smoother made from Walnut and Zebrawood. It is my first and only attempt at making a plane. I was pleasantly surprised when it actually worked. Kind of intimidating having to send this one to Don W. It has an iron from Nice Ash, pretty impressed with the quality and heft of the it. The brass used for the hammer is 3/4” diameter, purchased from Ebay. I think I struggled a bit more with the hammer than the plane. My jig to drill the holes must not have been perfectly centered, cause the head is a bit off.

Had a lot of fun on this swap…again. I look forward to making another plane or two. This is the first time I have actually used a wood plane as well.

Thanks for looking.





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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 10-21-2013 01:37 AM

Nice plane, love the nose shaping and the zebrawood.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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bhog

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#2 posted 10-21-2013 01:40 AM

Gorgeous.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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JayT

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#3 posted 10-21-2013 01:40 AM

Well done, Shane. Yeah, probably good you finished the plane before finding out it was going to Don.

-- "My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right." Abraham Lincoln

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JL7

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#4 posted 10-21-2013 01:57 AM

That’s a real beauty Shane….....

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Mauricio

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#5 posted 10-21-2013 02:04 AM

Very nice, that wood is really cool, and its a nice touch how the sole is the same wood as the sides and doesn’t look laminated.

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

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#6 posted 10-21-2013 02:25 AM

Shane that thing looks sweet, I really like the Zebrawood, nicely done.

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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CFrye

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#7 posted 10-21-2013 02:29 AM

The Zebra wood really compliments the walnut Shane. I like the shaping on it and the hammer too. Great job!

-- God bless, Candy

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CL810

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#8 posted 10-21-2013 02:34 AM

Well done on all accounts; from wood choice to execution!

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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Tugboater78

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#9 posted 10-21-2013 02:43 AM

excellent, like the shape of the nose, right to the point

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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bobasaurus

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#10 posted 10-21-2013 02:44 AM

That zebrawood is really striking to look at. I like the pointy ends of the plane. Making hammers is a pain… I still have a huge bruise under my thumbnail from where my hammer caught on the drill press. Still, it makes all the difference when using a wedged wooden plane. Nice job.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#11 posted 10-21-2013 02:55 AM

Nice grain combos and a hammer to boot, way to go Shane!

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ShaneA

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#12 posted 10-21-2013 03:53 AM

Thanks for the kind words. I think the level of the projects on this swap has been taken to a new stratosphere. Lots of great inspirational planes to be seen today. As always, glad I signed up.

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Don W

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#13 posted 10-21-2013 10:20 AM

It’s an excellent plane. Comfortable to use and works very well. Thanks Shane.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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489tad

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#14 posted 10-21-2013 12:51 PM

Nice job Shane. The plane looks nice and the handle on the hammer is cool.

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

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#15 posted 10-21-2013 01:22 PM

Beautiful work as always Shane. I am with Mauricio in liking the infill look you attained. Very nice.

-- ~Tony

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