My first dovetail infill plane

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Project by kolwdwrkr posted 10-18-2019 04:44 AM 727 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first dovetail infill plane. I know it isn’t a sauer-Steiner but it turned out absolutely beautiful. The materials are 1018 cold rolled steel sole, brass sides, brass lever cap, brass lever cap screw knob, stainless steel lever cap screw, wenge wood, and 01 tool steel blade. This project took around 35 hours to complete. I don’t have a milling machine so the metal work is done using a porta-bander, 2×48” belt grinder, and files. It was a challenging project but I loved the process and am excited to make another one. As always all comments are welcome, positive or negative.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 10-18-2019 09:53 AM

Looks awesome

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#2 posted 10-18-2019 10:00 AM


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#3 posted 10-18-2019 11:11 AM

Excellent workmanship

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#4 posted 10-18-2019 11:36 AM

Nicely done! It’s a sharp-looking plane. What wood did you use for the infill?

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#5 posted 10-18-2019 11:52 AM

Very nice work

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#6 posted 10-18-2019 11:56 AM

Very nice looking plane! Mighty fine detail!

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#7 posted 10-18-2019 12:27 PM

Any pictures of the underside?

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#8 posted 10-18-2019 01:23 PM

What a beauty!

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#9 posted 10-18-2019 02:26 PM

that is a beautiful plane,well done.

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#10 posted 10-18-2019 02:39 PM


-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#11 posted 10-18-2019 02:55 PM

Outstanding craftsmanship!!

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#12 posted 10-18-2019 03:54 PM


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#13 posted 10-18-2019 04:44 PM

I can’t even make dovetails in wood and you’re doing it in steel and brass – golly !!

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#14 posted 10-18-2019 07:58 PM

Totally fantastic!

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#15 posted 10-19-2019 12:37 AM

nice job

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