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Project by JayT posted 08-26-2019 12:37 AM 629 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Latest iteration of my signature plane design. This one is a true Lumberjocks collective effort. The beautifully tight-grained sapele body was purchased from firetowerfp and the wonderfully figured Norway maple tote came from summerfi. It was a piece he milled himself and I bought a few pieces for plane building. Here’s a couple other shots of the tote:

As great as that figure looks in pics, it’s a thousand times better in person

This plane is a variation on my standard 9in smoother. It sports a single 2in wide Hock O1 iron (as opposed to the normal 1-3/4 double iron on this size plane). Iron is bedded at 50 degrees, with a super tight mouth and is capable of exceptional performance.

Thanks for looking, on to the next one.

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





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#1 posted 08-26-2019 12:56 AM

Another beaut, Jay. Great work!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#2 posted 08-26-2019 02:40 AM

Great looking plane Jay. Love it.

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

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#3 posted 08-26-2019 12:48 PM

Did my check clear this time?? Sooner or later I’m bound to sneak one of ‘em past the wife… ;-) Another gorgeous plane man. This is probably my favorite so far. I don’t recall another 9” with a 2” iron with the 50 degree bed. While all of your planes tempt me, if it was in the budget, this is probably the one I’d jump in on. That Norway Maple you got from Bob is dead sexy! That’s a nice piece of Sapele but that Maple and some of the QS Sycamore you’ve used on past planes might just tempt me to sell a kidney ;-)

I just checked out the FAQ section of your website for the first time. Loved the last answer ;-)

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

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JayT

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#4 posted 08-26-2019 01:06 PM

Thanks, guys.

Kenny, you are correct, there hasn’t been another 2in smoother in this style, yet. It’s taken making the others to get to a confidence level that I can modify the design slightly and not worry about how it’s going to come out. This one was more an exercise in single vs double iron for me. I still prefer the versatility of double iron planes, but there is also something to be said for the simplicity in use and construction of a single iron.

With wood combinations, everything has to work together. Using contrasting woods means being aware of where the focus needs to be—keep one simple if the other has a lot of movement. Here, the tight, straight grained sapele is a great complement for a figured wood like this maple. Using two figured pieces would pull the eye too many directions.

I’ve got a couple pieces in the lumber stash that make the sycamore and even this maple look almost plain in comparison. Not sure yet what to mate them with with, but I’m sure the right piece will come along at some point.

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

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#5 posted 08-26-2019 01:28 PM

Really nice. The woods are beautiful.

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

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#6 posted 08-26-2019 03:37 PM

Each one of these just gets better. I just can’t stop looking at them.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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JayT

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#7 posted 08-26-2019 04:16 PM

Dan & Nathan, thank you for the positive comments.

Kenny, still waiting on your check to arrive. It can’t clear until you put it in the mail, I get it, deposit it and the bank can do their stuff. If all else fails, just forge one on the Kelly Crafts account, I’m sure Dave won’t mind. As long as it clears the bank, I’m good, too.

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

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#8 posted 08-26-2019 04:56 PM

Actually, I just spoke to Dave and he said to tell you to just go ahead and ship me the plane and he will send you a check later. He assured me it won’t bounce. He wouldn’t confirm exactly how much it would be for though. I told him it was more of a symbolic recognition of your excellent work than an actual monetary exchange so you wouldn’t really care about the total.

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

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#9 posted 08-26-2019 07:30 PM

Beautiful plane!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 08-26-2019 07:51 PM

wow they just get better and better jayt,a tool and a work of art,doesn’t get any better than that.

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

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JayT

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#11 posted 08-26-2019 08:23 PM

Thanks Jim & pottz. Every one has its challenges and I’m still learning how to make them even better.

Kenny, good to know. As soon as Dave’s check clears, I’ll get it in the mail. :-)

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

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#12 posted 08-26-2019 08:34 PM

That is amazing! You do beautiful work!

-- Petey

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#13 posted 08-26-2019 10:07 PM

Nice combo with this one, J. That maple looks amazing! Your screw cap knobs remind me of the hi-fi.

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

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#14 posted 08-27-2019 12:18 AM

How many times do I have to say “you just keep getting better” Jay?

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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JayT

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#15 posted 08-27-2019 12:40 AM

Petey, wc & duck, thank you for the compliments. Duck, I hope you get to keep saying it for a while. I’d hate to think I get to a point where improvement stops.

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

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