|Project by GMatheson||posted 10-21-2013 02:48 PM||2310 views||13 times favorited||23 comments|
This is the plane I made for Mark Kornell. It is a 55* high angle plane based of the Home-Made Smoothing Plane form Charles Hayward’s book “How To Make Woodwork Tools”. It has a Maple body with a Walnut tote. It was all done with hand tools except for the rough shaping which put the bandsaw to work. The iron and lever cap were rescued from a #5 parts plane and the finish was Danish Oil and wax.
Here are a few in progress pics.
Before I sent it out I gave it a little workout and was getting some decent shavings.
Now for the sad news…..Mark only got to play with it for a few minutes before the threaded insert for the lever cap screw popped out. I guess the insert wasn’t the best choice for this particular application. Hopefully Mark can fix it. Maybe plugging the hole and using a long screw will give it a little more holding power.
-- Greg in Ontario, Canada