2013 Plane Swap - "Jackinho"

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Project by 7Footer posted 10-21-2013 03:10 AM 1246 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the plane I made for the swap, it went to Greg In Maryland. It’s made of marblewood and ash. The cheeks, wedge and pin are marblewood and the body is ash, and the iron is a 1.5” Nice Ash. The bed is 50 degrees.

What a humbling project, I ruined 4 different pieces of ash before I got a body I was satisfied with, I started by trying to cut them by hand but failed and went onto the power tools. I wanted to make the whole thing with hand tools but it just didn’t happen. I did flatten the bottom with a block plane, and used card scrapers on the cheeks and the top though!

It is finished with BLO and wax, but none on the bed, wedge or bottom of pin.

You might be asking, what is Jackino? I called it Jackinho because its only about 8.5” long, and since it is small for a jack plane, in Portuguese to say something is small you add “inho” or “inha” (masculine or feminine) to the end of the word, works with people too. My wife is pretty small, her name is Cristiane (Cris), but many of her friends call her Crizinha. ;-)

Thank you DonW for putting all of this together and for your help!

I had it shaped a little differently at first and decided it needed something else, here’s what it looked like at first:

And how it ended up, the little indent towards the front was just for comfort and a place to rest your thumb/hand.

-- Known agitator --

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#1 posted 10-21-2013 03:16 AM

Looks great. The lettering is really cool.

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#2 posted 10-21-2013 03:24 AM

Looks very well done.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 10-21-2013 03:43 AM

That marble wood really POPS 7footer! Glad you hung in there and finished this beauty.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 10-21-2013 08:41 AM

Lindinha ! :)

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#5 posted 10-21-2013 11:03 AM

You did well. A great tool to have.

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#6 posted 10-21-2013 11:40 AM

Really nice work.

-- "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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#7 posted 10-21-2013 12:47 PM

Marble wood, that sound interesting. The plane makes nice shavings, well done.

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

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#8 posted 10-21-2013 01:12 PM

Great looking plane.

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

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#9 posted 10-21-2013 02:21 PM

Nice looking plane! My petite wife is named Chrissy…maybe Chrisinha from now on! :)

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

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#10 posted 10-21-2013 03:08 PM

Great looking plane 7Footer. Really like the lettering.

-- Greg in Ontario, Canada

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#11 posted 10-21-2013 03:33 PM

That marblewood looks amazing and the plane came out great. I would like to hear how you did the lettering if possible.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#12 posted 10-21-2013 04:19 PM

Thanks for the kind words everyone!

The lettering was done with acetone, just print whatever you want to label your project with in mirror mode(some printers don’t have it but there are many ways to do it, mirror the type in a photo editor, WordArt in MS Word will mirror, and it has to be on a laser printer, you can print it mirrored on a inkjet and then make a copy of it with a copy machine), lay it on the wood and wipe the backside of the paper with either acetone or lacquer thinner. I’ve been trying for the longest time to get the hang of it and finally I think I am finally starting to get the hang of it. I almost put a coat of spray lacquer on the plane because I am concerned that over time it will wear off with use, but I decided to keep the plane traditional with just BLO and wax, it’s not a big deal if it wears off. It works with both acetone or lacquer thinner, I think they key is to not wipe the paper down too much, but the good thing is if you don’t get a clear transfer right off, just scrape it off. Here is the first video I watched on how to do it, Label Projects by John Heins . I don’t use the Avery labels template like John does in the video, I just print a whole bunch of random stuff on a page and cut it out. I used the same method for the hops buds these Growler Totes .

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#13 posted 10-21-2013 06:16 PM

That is a really nice plane, great work and thanks for the tips on the letter transfers.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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