|Forum topic by Ripthorn||posted 02-23-2015 06:39 PM||16860 views||14 times favorited||767 replies|
02-23-2015 06:39 PM
Alright, everyone, the voting time is up. With over 80% of the vote, we are doing hand planes and spoke shaves! So now, for some vital dates and details.
If this is your first swap, the way it works is everyone makes one of the category, in this case hand planes and spokeshaves. Then, a few weeks before the mailing date, everyone will receive the name of another participant to whom the completed item will be sent. Postage is the responsibility of the sender, so if you are international, please let me know so that we can minimize the amount of shipping craziness.
Rules for this particular swap: Each swap is a little different. For this one, let’s keep some suspense in it, so teaser shots are allowed, but please do not post full in progress or finished pics until after the reveal date. An in progress pic will be required two months before the reveal date, just to make sure that people are working on it so that no one gets left high and dry, it’s the worst kind of disappointment there is.
What is allowed?
This category has a wide range of possibilities, including:
- From scratch builds
You can do a spokeshave, a cigar shave, any kind of plane, from small smoother to behemoth jointer. Specialty planes, joinery planes, router planes, let your imagination run wild.
What do I have to do?
Post below letting me know that you are in and then send me a PM containing the following information:
- Real Name
What are the vital dates?
In order to be able to participate, you need to adhere to the dates below. Failure to do so will result in you getting dropped from the swap. If you can’t make one of the dates, please make sure to notify me via PM immediately so that I can update my swap spreadsheet.
- Register for swap: April 16, 2015 (figured I would give one day after US tax day :) )
How the heck do I make or refurb a plane?
There are several resources on making and refurbing planes. DonW has posted many a tutorial on refurbishing old planes, and the last time we did a plane swap, there was an accompanying thread where people could post their questions. It has a lot of great information, and can be found here. Additionally, you can ask questions on this thread.
Most importantly, have fun! Don’t be afraid to take some chances and ask when you need some help. Also, my recommendation is to start sooner rather than later, so that you don’t have to drop out closer to the swap. We tried to give a large working window so that as many people as possible can participate.
These are ones that participants have posted below in the comments:
spokeshave blog – https://logancabinetshoppe.wordpress.com/
shoulder plane – http://lumberjocks.com/Ripthorn/blog/35718
smoother – http://lumberjocks.com/Ripthorn/blog/49481
DonW’s infill blog – http://lumberjocks.com/donwilwol/blog/series/6214
Building a Wooden Router Plane
“Popular Mechanics article”: http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/how-to-plans/how-to/a122/1273456/
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