High angle smoother

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Project by bigiron posted 03-17-2018 10:00 AM 1882 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut smoother 50 degree bed. The hardware is a Veritas kit. I installed a brass mouth. walnut isn’t really hard enough to last very long.The mouth is very,very tight. I can plane cranky figured walnut smooth as glass with out a cabinet scraper. Finished with a wash coat of ruby shellac and dark brown wax.
I have had glue lines fail on this design hence the screws. I don’t clock screws in wood I do when the screws are in hardware. A hand tool project.

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#1 posted 03-17-2018 04:03 PM

Wow, you do beautiful work, boxes, writing desks, hand tools. Its a pleasure to look at your creations. Thanks

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#2 posted 03-18-2018 02:18 PM

I am too lazy to make my own tools, except for a spokeshave I made years ago. My hat off to you for this plane. Looks fantastic .

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#3 posted 03-18-2018 02:24 PM

I like it very nice work.


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