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Project by fatandy2003 posted 10-24-2013 07:33 PM 2546 views 12 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the pane I made for CFrye. The design is based roughly on a Wayne Anderson infill panel plane (of course his is more beautiful…). The plane has dovetailed Brazilian cherry sides and sole, with an ebony mouth piece. It is stuffed with blistered maple and finished off with a wooden lever cap adorned with an ebony button. I used a vintage blade and inlaid a 1-Euro cent piece (European penny) into the sole. The wooden lever cap seemed to hold up very well, but I told Candy that I would replace it with a new design if it ever breaks. Finally, it was finished off with 2 coats of BLO and about 5 coats of 50/50 bee’s and carnuba paste wax. I really hope it is a workhorse for Candy for decades to come.


-- -- Andy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine

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#1 posted 10-24-2013 07:49 PM

Lovely plane. Perhaps her granddaughter will use it. :)

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#2 posted 10-24-2013 08:21 PM

That is absolutely gorgeous, Andy.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#3 posted 10-24-2013 08:25 PM

That is one very nice looking plane. I’m sure the recipient will be quite pleased.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 10-24-2013 08:25 PM

That is a beautiful plane.

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#5 posted 10-24-2013 09:21 PM

Love it!

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#6 posted 10-24-2013 09:28 PM

That’s an amazing piece of work. Well done.

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#7 posted 10-24-2013 09:28 PM

Andy, unbelievable work. Outstanding wood selection.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#8 posted 10-24-2013 10:38 PM

Beautiful—absolutely great looking plane!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 10-25-2013 01:18 AM

One word. Spectacular.

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#10 posted 10-25-2013 03:06 AM

This ‘recipient’ is very well pleased!
When I opened the box, that gorgeous tote was the first thing I saw. It just got better and better. Thanks Andy!

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 10-25-2013 03:23 AM

Wow, a thing of beauty.

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#12 posted 10-25-2013 04:06 AM

That’s really nice, fantastic work.

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#13 posted 10-25-2013 09:02 AM

Great looking plane Andy and very nicely done.

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#14 posted 10-25-2013 09:19 AM


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#15 posted 10-25-2013 11:44 AM

What a beautiful piece of work, almost too good to use, that handle looks really comfortable.

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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