Wooden fore plane

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    Richard Guggemos
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    Well I’m almost done with Plumbing/flooding repairs on the house and couldn’t wait to start a new workshop project.

    A while back, I picked up a nice Sandusky plane & cap iron set which needed some cleaning and tuning. More recently, the local Lowe’s accepted back as a return 5 Red Osk 1x4x8, which happened to be only 7’ long (they’re not so bright) which I picked up for $5 (buck-a-board).

    The boards were plane cut but with one edge near to the radius of the tree – so nice figure on that edge.

    My new/used D7 11-PPI rip arrived today from ebay. A bolt needs replacement but overall it looks and cuts better than the pictures suggested. And the handle doesn’t wiggle a bit. Guess I’m gloating but it’s fun to score a win,

    I’ve decided to deviate from form and cut both outside edges from the figures side. That way I can have figure on both sides. And the figure should dazzle folks from noticing that the grain on one edge seems some how off. Well that’s the plan.

    As this is my first plane, it will have a cross dowel to hold the edge (KISS).

    So far the sides are cut off and flattened. Pictures follow.

    • This topic was modified 10 months, 4 weeks ago by Richard Guggemos. Reason: Typos
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    Richard Guggemos
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    @rickgugg

    Apologies – I clearly can’t type on an iPhone

    #378101
    Richard Guggemos
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    @rickgugg

    Here’s an update largely in pix. It was pleasing to find that rhe blade sits firmly and flat in its bed – yippee!

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    Richard Guggemos
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    @rickgugg

    Probably should have taken more pix of handle making.

    It’s Padauk which I’ve never used before. The Wood Database says that it’s easy to work. It’s dense and strong. And with my planes it was proving unworkable. Similarly, Irwin augers couldn’t drill it and a power drill with a 3/4” auger stopped after about 1/8” depth. Both of these appear to use a softwood snail which tries to drive them down too fast, but the Irwin’s cut Oak fine.

    I recently acquired a wood jointer plane that looks to be at least 150 years old. While basically solid, I planned to work address some cracks before putting it to use. But desperate times and all.

    Yeah the beat up old jointer did what a #6 Vauhan & Bushnell, a #5 Siegley, and a pair of Stanley #4s could not. I’m impressed.

    As to holes, a small pilot hole disengaged the snail on the power auger, which then cut right through.

    Beyond that, the Padauk took the chisel and saw well. And a rasp works great. In fact, working with the grain, a rasp only needs a light touch afterwards with and 8” Second-cut flat file to take on a polished look.

    I’m having fun.

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    Richard Guggemos
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    @rickgugg

    Glued down the pattern too well – had to plane it off with a light setting on the blade.

    BTW it’s asymmetrical to fit my right hand.

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    Richard Guggemos
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    @rickgugg

    A little more progress – it’s cuts shavings now. And a few more pix.

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    Richard Guggemos
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    @rickgugg

    Getting near to the end. Only a few details left.

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    #381938
    entitydigital
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    This is looking excellent, can’t wait to see it finished and in action!

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