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Wood of the day #23: Cumaru

02-03-2015 11:28 AM by CreekOne | 2 comments »

Common name(s): Cumaru, Kumaru, Brazilian Teak, Tonka Bean Tree, Tonkin Bean Tree, Tonquin Bean Tree Botanical name: Dipteryx odorata Synonymous: __ Distribution: Northern South America Description: The heartwood is usually medium-dark brown to a reddish brown, streaks of yellow and green are common. The grain is interlocked and the texture has a waxy feel to it. End grain has large pores filled with the yellow and green that show up as streaks and very thin bright annual r...

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Hand made Plane #2: Finishing it up!

02-11-2008 09:29 AM by GaryK | 12 comments »

Now to finish it up. Here is an area that I screwed up on. When I opened up the throat I did both angles. I should have onlydone the side that the iron rests on. Doing the other side will make it wear out being so thin. I shouldhave cut that side straight down at 90 degrees. But I can easily fix that by adding an insert. Here I clamped the sides on the help guide the chisel. Laying the chisel flat againse the angled part madeit real easy to cut. ..I kept cutting the leading block sh...

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Hand made Plane #1: Getting started

02-10-2008 11:46 PM by GaryK | 15 comments »

First of all let me say that this is the first hand plane I have ever made. I looked at some plans to get the general idea, but basically I am making it up as I go. There are things I did wrong but I will be able to fix them. I saw this type of sole on some planes in magazines and always wondered how they did it.It took me a while but I figured it out. Simple once you know how. I got ahead of myself didn’t get started taking pictures until later so I kind of went back over some th...

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