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Rhickman

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09-25-2017 02:01 AM

Hi there everyone. My name is Rick and I’m new to the forum. Also new to woodworking (fine work, and tool making, not rough carpentry). I’m a university student with a yearning desire to learn how to build infill planes with dovetailed metal and utilize my own spin on popular designs.

I was given some maple by my grandmother after my grandfather passed. He had cut it from a log which was milled after it was taken off of his parents farm where he was raised. He passed a few years ago unfortunately, but with my new found passion for fine craftsmanship and my lifelong passion for tinkering and building with different materials, my grandmother elected to give me the maple. The maple was given to me with explicit instructions, that it be turned into something spectacular. I am going to build a carcass saw and I’m hoping to build an infill jack or jointer plane (I’m leaning to jack).

I understand my first planes probably won’t be what I expect them to be and not be ready to have me fill them with the maple, but while I’m in university I want to start learning and practicing. With the hope that in the next few years, I have finally managed to finish the plane and the saw to show my grandmother before she is no longer with us.

My question is; where do I look for more information on how to build infill planes? I have googled it but the links I’ve found are not always complete or thorough. I’m hoping members here may have some input as to books, articles, journals, or other forms of material that will help me in my quest to build a jack plane that looks amazing, functions just as well, and hopefully moves 3 generations away from myself the way this maple has so far with my grandfather’s family.

Thanks in advance everyone,
Rick


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Loren

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#1 posted 09-25-2017 03:58 AM

I know you can buy infill plane kits. Presumably
some of them have instructions.

St James Bay Tool co. sells kits as reasonably
priced as any I’ve seen.

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#2 posted 09-25-2017 05:06 AM

Wkfinetools.com have quite a few contributors that have somewhat detailed build processes.

Handplanes of your dreams v2.0 thread has some builders on there regularly. It might be a good place to go for specific questions.

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#3 posted 09-25-2017 11:14 AM

One place is to do a search on LJ for infill plane and you will find projects and blogs about them.

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#4 posted 09-25-2017 01:49 PM

Bill Carter is the person to follow. He is currently working on a series of videos for you tube.

http://www.billcarterwoodworkingplanemaker.co.uk/

You tube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFCVWocKK9mhejPzopUUbJQ

The handplane thread mentioned above is.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/235737

Terry R is actively building infill miters.

http://lumberjocks.com/terryR

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#5 posted 09-25-2017 03:50 PM

Thanks a lot everyone, that’s fantastic. My end goal is something similar to a Spiers Number 1 Panel plane, making everything from O1 steel and brass stock, and handtools. Now instead of studying Microeconomics and Derivatives, I’ll be pouring over those links :p

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#6 posted 09-25-2017 04:03 PM

Here is an example of a St. James Bay infill kit.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Norris-type-steel-dovetail-27-jolner-plane-kit-/391883289100?hash=item5b3e10720c:g:uTcAAOSwWxNYtMpX

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Rhickman

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#7 posted 09-26-2017 03:08 PM



Here is an example of a St. James Bay infill kit.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Norris-type-steel-dovetail-27-jolner-plane-kit-/391883289100?hash=item5b3e10720c:g:uTcAAOSwWxNYtMpX

- WayneC

Thanks Wayne, but Im not keen on starting with a kit. I want to gather the materials, cut everything myself and build from scratch. Yes it will be a heck load more work, yes it will come with a ton more headaches, but yes that is what I want lol. Thank you for sharing though.

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#8 posted 09-26-2017 03:09 PM

I’m hoping to try and connect with a few people on here who have YouTube videos out that show them making their infill planes. It’s so exciting to me that everyone is so willing to help each other on here. I have been on other forums for other hobbies and it was generally quite catty and not very helpful at the best of times – refreshing change of pace on here.

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WayneC

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#9 posted 09-26-2017 03:16 PM

Watch the Bill Carter videos I linked above if you have not. He makes infil planes by hand.

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