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Project by JayT posted 06-30-2019 10:37 PM 1122 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of smoothers in my signature style. The walnut one is 8in long, 50 degree bed angle, the other is a 6in long mini smoother with a honey locust body and 52.5 degree bed. Both use Hock blades, 1-3/4 in the 8in and 1-1/2 in the 6in. As before, all metal is stainless and, with the exception of the screws, milled out by me from bar and round stock. Both work extremely well.

Some more pics of the finished planes and construction process.

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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Hammerthumb

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#1 posted 07-01-2019 12:40 AM

Nice JayT!
How many planes have you made now? 2 dozen? Have you learned any new methods or time saving steps?
They look real nice. I may need to order a 50 deg smoother soon.

-- Paul, Duvall, WA

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#2 posted 07-01-2019 02:20 AM

your planes are just amazing,not only tools but works of art.once again just beautiful craftsmanship.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 07-01-2019 10:46 AM

Thanks, guys.

Paul, I would have to count, but still undrr 20, I think. I learn something on every plane build. Sometimes its a way to save time or fo a process better. Other times I learn a way not to do things.

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

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#4 posted 07-01-2019 11:57 AM

Beautiful JT!

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

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#5 posted 07-01-2019 12:27 PM

They are magnificent J’T... I’d love one just to sit back and admire it sitting on my workbench, sipping a glass (of whatever… me sipping), however, the time (with my associated hourly rate) to make myself, I would require to win Tatslotto a few times over.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#6 posted 07-01-2019 01:36 PM

These are incredible JT. thanks for showing us.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#7 posted 07-01-2019 01:45 PM

Very sweet, Jay.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#8 posted 07-01-2019 02:22 PM

Thanks, gentlemen. . . . . and Kenny, too.

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

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#9 posted 07-01-2019 02:28 PM

these are the kewlest planes i think i ever seen what GR8 ribbons GREAT JOB :<))) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#10 posted 07-01-2019 03:54 PM

Yep – those are some sweet looking planes. I keep looking for a project that I can do that would allow me to use that kind of look with the metal rods and rounded over sides. It might have to be a letter box or something because making a plane like this is way beyond my skill level.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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JayT

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#11 posted 07-01-2019 04:06 PM

Thanks, Tony & Earl.

because making a plane like this is way beyond my skill level.

- EarlS

There’s times I’m pretty sure it’s beyond mine, too. :-)

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

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#12 posted 07-01-2019 07:49 PM

Nice, j. The honey locust looks great. Nice watching that one take shape.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#13 posted 07-01-2019 08:50 PM

More nice planes. Well done JayT

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

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#14 posted 07-01-2019 09:20 PM

Nice work JT! Looking forward to your next build.

Still got that old No.4 I bought from you a few years ago, maybe one day I will have a handcrafted JT original to pair with it!

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#15 posted 07-01-2019 09:26 PM

The planes look amazing. Well done.

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

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