jackplane out of repurposed beech, padouk and ekki

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Project by TJLainas posted 04-25-2016 11:25 PM 1605 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

it started as a prototype or test of a 56º angle blade bed. i liked how it worked on hardwood, so i made a handle and a striking button. this is the first jack plane i carve using only handtools (chisels and a modified handsaw). the beech wood is recycled from an old carpenters bench leg. there was a few cracks in the back of the piece so i put in 2 padouk butterflys which double as striking buttons. the Ekki wood i used in the sole is one of the hardest woods i have worked with.

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#1 posted 04-26-2016 12:41 AM

That is a great looking plane.

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#2 posted 04-26-2016 06:25 AM

Beautiful to see, I bet it’s beautiful to use also.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 04-26-2016 10:04 PM

Very nice! Looks like a wonderful tool.

-- The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

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#4 posted 04-26-2016 10:27 PM

Very good looking plane. why did you choose the 56 deg. angle.

== Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#5 posted 04-26-2016 10:51 PM

thanks all.

Very good looking plane. why did you choose the 56 deg. angle.

== Madts.

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i recently got gifted a whole lot of mixed old hardwoods, most of it is rock hard due to our tremendously dry climate (south Spain). i needed a plane with a high bed angle to plane it all well by hand.

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#6 posted 04-27-2016 09:10 AM

Looking really good.
Love that a old bench leg became a tool.
Best thoughts,

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

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#7 posted 04-27-2016 11:25 PM

That is very nice work, I bet it performs great.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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