|Project by shipwright||posted 01-17-2014 10:45 PM||3033 views||2 times favorited||23 comments|
This is my new toothing plane. I’ve been meaning to make one of these almost since I started doing marquetry but now that I’m a newborn in the hand tool world I guess this is the appropriate time for teething. The hard part of building one of these is finding an iron. I was lucky enough to get this one from Patrick Edwards at ASFM. It is “new old stock”, never used but made 40 years ago. The body is Osage Orange and the wedge is Mesquite.
If you look at the last photo you can see that there is an area toward the left side that is untouched. That is likely a little end dip left by a planer and the toothing plane has clearly identified it as a low spot. My main use for this tool will be truing (solid) substrate surfaces before pressing veneer. A low spot like the one in the photo would telegraph through the veneer and show up on a polished finish.
Thanks to Douglas for posting this link to Charles Hayward’s book “How to Make Woodwork Tools”.
Thanks for looking.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/