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Brendon

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08-01-2015 06:30 PM

Just finished this little mitre plane. Infill is Desert Ironwood.
It’s the first time I’ve worked with this wood. It is difficult to obtain where I am.
Turned out to be easier to work and machine than I expected.
It’s beautiful stuff; wish I had a shed-load of it.
B

-- Brendon, Ireland


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Bill White

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#1 posted 08-01-2015 06:54 PM

Sure looks as if you got it dead on. Does it cut???? I know. Stupid question.
Sure is pretty.
Bill

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Brendon

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#2 posted 08-01-2015 07:00 PM

Yes Bill,
It cuts all right.
works great on end grain, for which it is designed and during testing I also found that it cuts a mean chamfer; just a little at a time as the mouth is tight. Looking forward to using it for real on a project.
Thanks for your comment.
Cheers,
B

-- Brendon, Ireland

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#3 posted 08-01-2015 07:25 PM

Brendon-
Your mitre plane is very attractive. I sympathize with your difficulty finding desert ironwood and agree that it is a beautiful wood. I live in the area where it grows and it is still difficult to find pieces as large and solid as you have used for your plane. I was surprised that any was available in Ireland.
Thanks for showing your wonderful work.
chuck

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Brendon

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#4 posted 08-01-2015 09:09 PM

Thanks for your comment Chuck.
I actually sourced a couple of small pieces of Desert Ironwood in the UK (none is available in Ireland). I suspect that I happened upon some old stock in a wood merchant’s store. I’ll never be that lucky again. I’d been looking for some for years; reckon I got a lucky break.
Cocobolo is another wood that’s virtually impossible to get nowadays on this side of the pond. When you do come across any it’s usually in the form of pen blanks or knife scales which is a bit limiting for tool-making.
Thanks again for your kind comment.
B

-- Brendon, Ireland

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#5 posted 08-02-2015 02:32 AM

Very nicely done, Brendon. You should post it over here:
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/26023

How are the sides attached to the base? Dovetailed or pinned?

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Brendon

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#6 posted 08-02-2015 06:40 AM



Very nicely done, Brendon. You should post it over here:
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/26023

How are the sides attached to the base? Dovetailed or pinned?

- jmartel

Thanks for your comment.
I was wondering when someone was going to ask that. Looking at the photos it is impossible to see
how the sides and sole are joined. I usually pin the sides but in this case (by way of experiment) I milled the body out of a solid billet of brass. It took a while. I wouldn’t normally consider wasting brass like that
but in this case I had a chunk lying about the shop and said “What the hell!”. I like experimenting and trying new things.
So the sole is brass and quite thick. I like a plane to be relatively heavy with a low centre
of gravity. This one fits that bill and beds itself into the work. All I have to do is push. And because of the way it’s made, it’s kind of unique.
B

-- Brendon, Ireland

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#7 posted 08-02-2015 07:42 PM

That’s a beautiful plane. Did you make the iron as well?

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TheTurtleCarpenter

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#8 posted 08-20-2015 09:11 PM

That’s a Beauty Brendon !. What did you use for the Iron ?

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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Jim Rowe

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#9 posted 08-20-2015 09:43 PM

That is a superb plane you have made there. It definitely looks the business! Very envious.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Brendon

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#10 posted 08-20-2015 11:34 PM



That s a beautiful plane. Did you make the iron as well?

- Don W


That s a beautiful plane. Did you make the iron as well?

- Don W

No Don, I don’t make the irons.
B


-- Brendon, Ireland

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Brendon

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#11 posted 08-22-2015 07:44 PM



That is a superb plane you have made there. It definitely looks the business! Very envious.
Jim

- Jim Rowe

Thanks for your kind words Jim. It took a bit of time to make but worth the effort.
B

-- Brendon, Ireland

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Redoak49

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#12 posted 08-22-2015 08:24 PM

That is a beautiful plane..as is all of your of your work.

Would appreciate knowing what steel the blade is and the angle of the edge…thanks

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Brendon

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#13 posted 08-23-2015 01:00 PM



That is a beautiful plane..as is all of your of your work.

Would appreciate knowing what steel the blade is and the angle of the edge…thanks

- Redoak49

Hi, Thanks for your kind comment.
I don’t make my own blades; I usually buy them in but this one was given to me.
As far as I know the steel in this one is A-2.
The bed angle is 15 degrees and the bevel angle is 30 degrees.
As the blade is bedded bevel-up this gives an angle of attack of 45 degrees.

I only made this plane recently but am finding it very handy for small works of all kinds.
More & more I find myself reaching for it as my first choice plane. This, in itself, is very
satisfying and justifies the hours of work that went into making it.
Thanks again for your interest.
B

-- Brendon, Ireland

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Brendon

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#14 posted 08-23-2015 01:03 PM



That s a Beauty Brendon !. What did you use for the Iron ?

- TheTurtleCarpenter

Thanks for your kind comment.
I don’t make my own irons. Usually buy them in but this one was given to me. As far as I know the steel is A-2.
B

-- Brendon, Ireland

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