|Project by 7Footer||posted 10-21-2013 03:10 AM||1540 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
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.