|Forum topic by lateralus819||posted 03-23-2014 03:39 AM||787 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
03-23-2014 03:39 AM
So I’‘ve been wanting to build (albeit not all) an infill. I figure to get a good gist of the process, i’d start with a pre-made body, in this case a V&B 807. I have a #7 body, but the casting is quite thing and the V&B was cheap.
I plan on Cutting it down to a 4 1/2 size. I was going to pick up a cast bronze lever cap, but since it was smaller than the width of the plane, i picked up a chunk of brass to fab my own. I will also have to make a screw, which i hope goes well if I’m imaging it correctly.
I will probably use a Lee valley blade. I was debating on either a no cap iron blade, or one with the slot, and make a cap iron akin to the old norris with the beveled edges at top. Still debating.
I’ve never quite liked the “buns” on infills, i think they’re too unnatural looking, even Sauer says theyre uncomfortable. So i’ve loosely based mine from something likes his. The tote is something a little different as well, I’ve wanted to have a tote on a plane that resembled the ever so beautiful handles from a saw. I think it will lend itself quite nicely to the planes shape.
The body will be based off a stanley gage (so far). I want something racy, and cool. While the typical infills are nice, they’re just not my thing. The base I’m using has a similar bed to a bedrock, so luckily i can probably leave it and work around it, and it will add mass.
I’ve yet to figure out a wood, I’ve drawn it with a dyed curly maple, and it does look cool! I am hoping to find a really cool burl or something, We will see!
All in all i hope it goes well, and i am determined, regardless of how long it takes. I think it will be fun! And the inspiration goes to DonW for his behemoth of an infill, the sargent. I think if Thor was a woodworker, it’d be his plane!
Here’s a sketchup model of my design. Excuse my sketchup skills, still learning. And if anyone has any suggestions I’m all ears. I’ll let this serve as a way to update if anyone is interested. Thanks
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