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Project by fatandy2003 posted 260 days ago 1811 views 9 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, Naples Italy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine

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#1 posted 260 days ago

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

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#2 posted 260 days ago

That is absolutely gorgeous, Andy.

-- "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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#3 posted 260 days ago

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

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#4 posted 260 days ago

That is a beautiful plane.

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#5 posted 260 days ago

Love it!

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#6 posted 260 days ago

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

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#7 posted 260 days ago

Andy, unbelievable work. Outstanding wood selection.

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#8 posted 260 days ago

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 260 days ago

One word. Spectacular.

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#10 posted 260 days ago

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 260 days ago

Wow, a thing of beauty.

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#12 posted 260 days ago

That’s really nice, fantastic work.

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#13 posted 260 days ago

Great looking plane Andy and very nicely done.

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-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 260 days ago

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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