Pimp My Plane

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Review by Doug S. posted 2156 days ago 3478 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’d been lusting after an Infill plane for a while and this one jumped up and bit me.

Talking with Ron Brese, I decided to Pimp My Plane with something a bit extra on the level cap screw. So after getting the counterbored screw and some abalone and epoxy, here’s the inlaid cap screw.

So far I’ve tried this out on Jatoba, Red Oak, Ipe, Purpleheart, Mango, and Maple, all with excellent resuls. It really doesn’t matter whether you plane with or against the grain as it just wont tear out. Shavings are somewhere between 0.000” and 0.0015”. Cant get any more exact than that as my digital micrometer doesn’t seem to like working in that neighborhood.

A little Jatoba

Some curly mango

And some curly maple

Put one on your Christmas list this year and if you’ve been very good, Santa will bring you one :-)

-- Use the fence Luke

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#1 posted 2156 days ago

now thats nice! don’t think i’ve been good enough to put one of those on my list ;). could use one though!

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#2 posted 2156 days ago

Forgive my ignorance, what do you use an infill smoother plane for? Whatever it is used for it is beautiful.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#3 posted 2156 days ago

sIKE. These aren’t used that differently than any other smoother except that the mouth is so tight and shavings so fine you can go direct to finish without sanding/scraping on a lot of woods. I’m still getting used to planes without adjusters but once you get this one tweaked just so, it’s a real joy watching wood fluff come tumbling out.

-- Use the fence Luke

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#4 posted 2155 days ago

nice… if anyone has an extra one of these, please let meknow… I could help you find a place to store it.

-- making sawdust....

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#5 posted 2155 days ago

If I started right now, and I mean right now, I couldn’t be good enough to get one of those from Santa. Heck, I’d have to try real hard to get one for next year!

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#6 posted 2154 days ago

Wow, that is a beauty.

-- When my wife ask's what I have to show for my wood working hobby, I just show her the splinters.

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#7 posted 2154 days ago

any chance of a haircut and shave?? seriously beautiful plane and nice fine shavings just as they should be.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#8 posted 2154 days ago

very nice plane!

Thanks for the post


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#9 posted 2154 days ago

I kept meaning to take a gag shot of a can of Edge shaving gel, my arm all lathered up, with the plane hovering above as if I were going to do the old armhair shaving blade sharpness test by planing my arm smooth. Every time I had someone around to take the shot though, I kept forgetting about it. Just as well, because non-WW folks give you some strange looks about the big hairless track:-)

-- Use the fence Luke

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#10 posted 2153 days ago

Great looking tool Doug. Whatever you do don’t drop it .

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 2151 days ago

That’s what happened to my head!

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#12 posted 2150 days ago

Nice plane

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#13 posted 2133 days ago

only 1 track ??

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#14 posted 1835 days ago will take you to a whole new level.

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#15 posted 1835 days ago

wow I want one right after I take out a second mortgage

-- Custom furniture

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