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Peek-a-boo on a small scale

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Project by JayT posted 12-27-2018 03:25 AM 1719 views 5 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Latest Peek-a-boo plane build, only on a smaller scale.

5-1/2in long with a 1-1/4 Hock iron bedded at 55 degrees. All stainless steel with the curly maple body. It’s really tiny in the hand. Shown with one of my 9in smoothers and a #2 size for perspective. Each one of these planes performs better and better and this one took no effort whatsoever to get shavings that bounced between half a thou and not registering at all on the calipers.

On to the next one, thanks for looking.

-- https://www.jtplaneworks.com - In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.





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TheFridge

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#1 posted 12-27-2018 03:30 AM

Nicely done. Makes me want one :)

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#2 posted 12-27-2018 03:49 AM

The above plus one!

Time for a family photo?

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#3 posted 12-27-2018 04:49 AM

Think you’re supposed to reset the zero before taking the measurement? :) Looks Purity

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#4 posted 12-27-2018 06:46 AM

Super clean! Great job.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#5 posted 12-27-2018 10:04 AM

Nice job. A definite unique line.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#6 posted 12-27-2018 11:21 AM

Wow! Nice, but tiny. I have a #2 and while I use it a lot, my hand cramps after a short time. Guess your baby peek-a-boo would be too small for my giant paws. Still doesn’t stop me from having lust in my heart for it, though.

“Thou shalt not covet thy buddy’s plane, or saw, or other hand tool, nor his ox or donkey, or anything that is thy buddy’s.”

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#7 posted 12-27-2018 12:08 PM

Thanks, gentlemen.

Dave, amazingly enough, though it’s much smaller than a #2, it’s more comfortable to use. The body shape is easier to hold on to than a tiny tote.


Think you re supposed to reset the zero before taking the measurement? :) Looks Purity

- Andre

Now you tell me. ;-) Check out the video on Instagram to see it in action.

Time for a family photo?

- theoldfart

Yeah, I probably need to take a pic of the full line, there’s five sizes.

-- https://www.jtplaneworks.com - In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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#8 posted 12-27-2018 12:29 PM


Dave, amazingly enough, though it s much smaller than a #2, it s more comfortable to use. The body shape is easier to hold on to than a tiny tote.

You’re not helping, Jay. ;-)

More seriously, I’ve been playing with the idea of building a dovetailed infill smoother, and playing with sizes… what you’re saying matches what I’ve been seeing, which is that I can make a pretty dang small plane and still have it usable if it’s the right shape. And I don’t think the #2 is the right shape for me (and a #1 definitely isn’t). But I have a little Veritas skew block plane that I pick up nearly any time I need something smaller than a #5 and it’s very comfortable.

Hmm….

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 12-27-2018 02:36 PM

Outstanding work JayT!

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#10 posted 12-27-2018 03:21 PM

‘Nother sexy one!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#11 posted 12-27-2018 04:09 PM

Nice!

-- Doug...

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JayT

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#12 posted 12-27-2018 04:31 PM

Thanks for the comments and compliment.

You’re not helping, Jay. ;-)

- Dave Polaschek

Yes, I am. Maybe not in the direction you were hoping, though. :-)

-- https://www.jtplaneworks.com - In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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#13 posted 12-27-2018 04:57 PM

JayT that is awesome. How many of these things do you have now? Half a dozen?

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JayT

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#14 posted 12-27-2018 05:48 PM



JayT that is awesome. How many of these things do you have now? Half a dozen?

- ColonelTravis

I think I’m at seven and a quarter. One each 5, 8 & 12 inch. Two each 6 and 9 inch. And another 12 incher about 1/4 of the way into construction with a couple changes/improvements over previous.

Now I just need someone to start buying to take the excess off my hands. :-)

-- https://www.jtplaneworks.com - In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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#15 posted 12-27-2018 08:17 PM

That is a cool plane. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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