First Plane Project, inspired by Mafe!

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Project by albachippie posted 04-13-2015 10:36 AM 1687 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first plane I have attempted. I got inspiration from Mafe, and his wonderful work. I had an old and dry piece of oak batten in the store doing nothing, so I thought I would try this. I rushed it, so it is a bit rough around the edges, and elsewhere! I didn’t spend enough time jointing so the joints to the sides are a little open. I fitted the dowel in the wrong place so the iron sits at the wrong angle. Overall though I am quite pleased with it. I learned a lot, and really want to try another soon. The iron is from a stock of irons we have in the college where I work. It is from a 6 1/4” stanley block plane.

Comments always welcome,


-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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#1 posted 04-13-2015 12:29 PM

Wonderful shaves, I love the table full of shaves, this shows that you did it!
The lines are elegant, like a Kenov meets Japan look.
If I was you I would be really happy.
Thank you for the words, now my blog has already saved it’s purpose to inspire, so I have a big smile here.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#2 posted 04-13-2015 12:58 PM

Thanks for your comments, and I am glad you are smiling!

Thanks again,

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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