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Handplane Reference #4: Web Resources

04-08-2007 04:34 AM by WayneC | 36 comments »

This is a list of links that I will maintain that are related to handplanes. This is primarily intended for my own use, but feel free to add to the list if you have some favorites. Manufactures Anderson Planes – Handmade Infill style planes Brese Plane – Handmade planes by Ron Brese. Also has blades for making planes. Classic planes – Infill plane manufacture Galoot Tools – High Quality Handcrafted Plane Blades and Chisels. Holtey – Infill...

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Making the dw infills #2: Let's dovetail

04-03-2013 12:33 AM by Don W | 21 comments »

As I stated in the first part, there are several ways to connect the sides of an infill to te sole. In this plane I’ll try my hand at dovetailing. There are numerous videos, instruction and blogs about cutting the dovetails. I suggest you watch them all. I am pretty sure I did. For the woodworking folks around here, the layout isn’t really any different than wood. Add some layout fluid, and use the same tools you use for a drawer. A straight edge, layout guide and dovetail m...

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Making the dw infills #3: Part 3 the infill saga

04-03-2013 09:31 PM by Don W | 20 comments »

So making the infill wasn’t so bad. Its so much easier when make a base. When you make the base, its square and true, unlike the inside of the cast vintage planes, so making and addind the base is much easier. I choose walnut for this, and after some help from my friend over on the HPOYD thread, I decided to ebonize it. Most of this is just normal woodworking, at least for the first part. And marking and laying it out, I decided to make this one in 1 piece. I’m...

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Making the dw infills #4: Lets do some tapping and peening.

04-07-2013 12:56 AM by Don W | 20 comments »

So another way to attach the sides is tapping and peening. I thought I’d give it a try on a small smoother. I decided on aluminum sides and hot rolled steel for the sole. The aluminum is 1/8” x 2” and hot the rolled steel is about 3/8” x 1 7/8”. I wanted to use a 1 5/8” block plane iron. Infill is cherry. Lever cap is brass. This time I cut the sole in 2 pieces. I found this technique a lot easier. The I drilled the sides. And tapered them with a r...

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Handplane Reference #5: Sharpening Resources

04-17-2007 05:00 AM by WayneC | 18 comments »

This is a blog entry that I am using to collect information on sharpening. I will be updating this information periodically as I come across additional information. Please feel free to contribute information if you desire. Sharpening Books The Complete Guide to Sharpening by Leonard Lee – Covers sharpening of tools in general. I own this book. Taunton's COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED guide to SHARPENING by Thomas Lie-Nielsen – I have looked at this book a number of times and wi...

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LJ friends and gifts. #12: Spiers of Ayr infill smoother - restore

09-07-2013 09:43 PM by mafe | 13 comments »

Spiers of Ayr infill smoother – restoreA gift from my friend Jamie Speirs. So back again!I know I have not been so much around for a while, first I was sick for some months and then a long summer of travelling, in Denmark Jutland Thy, then Croatia, back to Denmark Sjælland Odden, kayaking and then finally Ireland and then Scotland to visit my friend Jamie. Then home to pack down the shop, that will be closed for house renovation until the new year (shit happens), so I will be without...

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Making the dw infills #1: Part 1 Envisioning and a bit of a Rant.

03-29-2013 09:32 PM by Don W | 13 comments »

Making an infill has been on my bucket list for quite some time now. Making tools to me is more of a hobby than the actual woodworking. If you are looking to build an infill, you’re welcome to follow me along. I’ll try to keep the blog as up to date as time allows and would love feedback from others taking the same path. The metal work of the infill intimidated me a bit and I’m not really sure why. I can weld, I’ve done my share of body work, gunsmithing and tin work, ...

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Building the Infill Shooting Plane #6: Mouth to Mouth

07-25-2016 01:04 AM by JayT | 12 comments »

With the body rabbeted out to accept the side plate, it’s time to cut the actual mouth. If you haven’t yet, now would be a good time to cut the metal pieces to final length. Since the O1 hasn’t been hardened, it cuts pretty easily. I did the first two planes with just a hacksaw. For this one, I used a hacksaw on the 3/8 and a jigsaw on the 1/8. Lay the piece of 1/8 steel on the bench and the wood blank on top and tightly nestled in the rabbet. I hope your wood blan...

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Just some planes restored #4: Infill Jack (well almost)

02-25-2012 10:15 PM by Don W | 11 comments »

I’ve been working on this for 6 or 8 months. I’d do a little, loose interest, and set it back on the shelf. It sat so long I wound up using the frog, blade, cap iron and cap for another plane long since forgotten. The current frog has a broken top, so the lateral adjustment lever is gone. I will need to find 2. One for the nice #4 it came from and a replacement for this one. The infill is made from ash. The front knob was a broken knob off a transitional. I had originally plann...

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Building the Infill Shooting Plane #11: Makin' it pretty

08-06-2016 09:17 PM by JayT | 11 comments »

Most of the body is now shaped, but a couple more areas I like to touch. The corner of the 3/8 base plate is still at a 90 . . . . . . . . so I round it to match the wood body and eliminate a sharp corner. I also round over the top of the escapement area a bit to eliminate that corner, as well. No picture of what it looked like, but these are the areas that get some attention. Now it’s just a matter of sanding everything to whatever level you desire. Don’...

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