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Project by John Cobb posted 104 days ago 915 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I went by a new lumber place and they had a beautiful chunk of east indian rosewood. I couldn’t help myself. So I snagged it up and took it to the shop. Since lately I’ve been addicted to hand planes what better way to use such a nice chunk of wood. So here it is. It’s about 8” long, the bed is set at 45 degrees, and the pin is made from birdseye maple. Unfortunately I couldn’t afford a really nice iron but this one seems to do the trick pretty well. It’s a buck brothers 1 5/8” iron it’s about an 1/8” thick. Maybe I can splurge next time and get a nice iron but for now this one will do.

-- John Cobb

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#1 posted 104 days ago

very nice, well done

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#2 posted 104 days ago

Just beautiful John! You did well by that piece of wood. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 104 days ago

Beautiful plane…how many does this make John, do we have to call HPA?

-- Vince

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#4 posted 104 days ago

Nice job on this plane. Don’t be too hard on Buck Bro’s, I’ve had pretty good success with my block plane and jack plane from them. Granted, both required a fair amount of tuning first, but they’ve served me well. But anyways, a beautiful plane, no matter what iron is in it. :-)

-- "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're probably right." - Henry Ford

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#5 posted 104 days ago

Very nice plane John I must make one some time….something I have wanted to do for a while now.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Don W

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#6 posted 104 days ago

Nicely done.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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Francois Vigneron

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#7 posted 103 days ago

It’s a beauty, just like your first wooden plane that you posted. Keep them coming.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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