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Forum topic by Chardt posted 2136 days ago 619 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chardt

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2136 days ago

In my eBay acquisitions I have nabbed a couple of planes that were unusable as restoration projects. In fact one of them is one of the cheap stamped metal frogs. However the sole of it is in good shape, and I was wondering if it would be feasible to use it as the foundation for an Infill plane??? It seems like it would work…

Or am I missing something that would make this a bad idea?

Does anyone have any experience with this?

-- 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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#1 posted 2136 days ago

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#2 posted 2130 days ago

I have seen planes made in this way. Seems like a fun project.

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#3 posted 2130 days ago

Excellent! Thats pretty much exactly what I’m trying to do. I’m using Purple Heart as the infill, and I’m going to make the angle either 55’, or 60’ degree’s to use primarily for hardwood/figured wood.

I’ll take some pics as I progress and post it as a project.

-- 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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