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2013 Plane Swap Zebrawood and Walnut w/Nice Ash Iron

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Project by ShaneA posted 280 days ago 1221 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 280 days ago

Nice plane, love the nose shaping and the zebrawood.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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bhog

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#2 posted 280 days ago

Gorgeous.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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JayT

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#3 posted 280 days ago

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

-- "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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JL7

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#4 posted 280 days ago

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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#5 posted 280 days ago

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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LukieB

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#6 posted 280 days ago

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 280 days ago

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 280 days ago

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 280 days ago

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 280 days ago

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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waho6o9

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#11 posted 280 days ago

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

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ShaneA

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#12 posted 280 days ago

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 280 days ago

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 279 days ago

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 279 days ago

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

-- ~Tony

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