Sunday, 26 October 2014
Here are some pics of Jims first wooden hand plane. He's been on a couple of my courses and has devoured David Finck's fine book on making hand planes.
Here are the sides separated on the bandsaw and below is the blade bed being cleaned up with a sharp block plane.
A very well cleaned up bed, flat and square.
Here's the cross pin with the shoulders cut on the table saw ready for the round tenons to be formed with an 8 mm plug cutter.
The plane after glue up, next to a kingwood mini smoother.
And this is it complete, a lovely smoother in Cocobolo.
For anyone who is interested in having a go themselves I will be teaching a course on making a wooden hand plane at West Dean College from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd May 2015.