9 January 2015 at 1:29 am #123261
I’m continuing my plane making and this time I used up a small piece of Bubinga. It’s fairly small, about 5 1/2 inches long. The second photo shows it in relation to my hand.
Next on my to do list is a jack plane.
-Canada9 January 2015 at 2:38 am #123265dwaughParticipant
I saw the post with your other planes and was wondering how all these are working? Are these going to supplant your metal planes? If I made those I would certainly be using them. -dw9 January 2015 at 3:20 am #123266Juan-MParticipant
Very nice. I hope to make myself a block plane one day. It’s one of those tools I’d never buy, but I’d certainly make one. Thanks for sharing!9 January 2015 at 3:24 am #123267Frank JosephParticipant
Looking good again .. keep it up and you will have more planes tHan I do.
In South Jersey the good part of New Jersey, USA.9 January 2015 at 3:33 am #123268
@dwaugh one cannot have too many tools 🙂 these wooden planes are not meant for heavy stock removal, they are finishing planes. But you can make them with wider throat opening to take heavy cuts if you want. this is more of an experiment on my part because I’ve wanted to make these for a while now. They do take a bit of getting used to, setting the depth of cut takes practice to get it just right.
-Canada10 January 2015 at 12:19 am #123319Matt McGraneParticipant
Dave, these planes have looked really great and I’m sure you’re learning a lot in the process. I’d love to give that a try one of these days. I’ve been thinking about trying to make some wooden moulding planes since ones I’ve found on e-bay are either too costly or I’m too afraid of buying something that can only be used as a paperweight. Do you think you’ll try to make them some day?
Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/10 January 2015 at 12:49 am #123326
Matt, these are a great project and you end up with some really top notch tools. My next one is going to be a jack plane.
As far as molding planes go, I really have no plans for making them because I don’t really like mouldings on furniture. Dunno, maybe it’s the farm boy in me, I like things simple. Maybe one day I might find a use for them but no plans for now. If it’s to your liking, grab some 2×4 at HD and make some practice planes!
-Canada10 January 2015 at 1:10 am #123328dwaughParticipant
@dave has inspired me to try and make Paul’s rebate plane https://woodworkingmasterclasses.com/2014/09/making-rebate-plane/
Not to derail Dave’s thread, but for the rebate plane, do you think cherry glued face to face would work? I don’t have stock that is thick enough, but I do have some temperamental cherry that I could use.10 January 2015 at 1:35 am #123329
Laminated pieces would be just as good as a solid block. Go for it.
-Canada10 January 2015 at 2:17 am #123332GaryParticipant
Nice work, Dave! I too would like to have a go at plane making with the eventual goal of making a panel raising plane. Most of the eBay specimens I’ve seen seem to go for 2-4 hundred dollars. I’ve been collecting a few pictures of vintage ones to get some ideas from.11 January 2015 at 8:33 pm #123395sidreilleyParticipant
Well done Dave. That bubinga is nice wood to work with and very attractive when finished. I made some winding sticks and socket chisel handles from it. Have you made one of the little hollowing planes that Paul had as a project last year? You might consider making one of those if you didn’t. I did one in scrap cherry and used a HSS replacement blade from Lee Valley. It works like gangbusters and has proven very useful in places already.
Cheers11 January 2015 at 11:50 pm #123419
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