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Firewood Plane #2: Not so alternative plane blanks

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Blog entry by tr33surg3on posted 10-31-2011 06:13 AM 3949 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I decided to abandon the firewood plane blank after I realized it was lodgepole pine. I’m playing it safe by using a Maple turning blank. It was about 2×2x20. I cut it down to two 10” segments and glued them together to make a 2×4x10 blank. It will be a little wider than necessary, but I’ll have plenty of room for error when I rip the sides.

It also turned out the blade on my thrift-store #5 is more pitted than I had hoped. I sharpened it as best I could and managed to get a passable surface for the glue up, though the joint probably won’t be invisible.

-- Tim -- Tools to make tools to make...it's tools all the way down.



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