LumberJocks

Walnut infill smoothing plane

  • Advertise with us
Project by CMDEvans posted 09-13-2020 05:31 PM 1448 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first infill plane I’ve made. I’ll definitely be making more!

Walnut infill, rear has a bit of nice subtle figure.
Steel sole and sides, dovetail construction.

I’ve been planing a bunch of figured wood with it, and it’s leaving a perfect finish even on end grain, reversing grain and burl.

-- We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. . .





13 comments so far

View sras's profile

sras

6346 posts in 4372 days


#1 posted 09-13-2020 05:44 PM

Beautiful!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

View therealSteveN's profile

therealSteveN

8855 posts in 1817 days


#2 posted 09-13-2020 06:17 PM

It is quite snazzy. Please share the math parts, bed angle, length, width, weight….

Smooth finish on figured wood is a good thing.

-- Think safe, be safe

View BurlyBob's profile

BurlyBob

9334 posts in 3508 days


#3 posted 09-14-2020 12:19 AM

That is freaking awesome!

View CMDEvans's profile

CMDEvans

40 posts in 3768 days


#4 posted 09-14-2020 12:34 AM

Thanks, folks!

Specs on the plane are:

2 1/8 wide
7.75 long
3 tall
48.5° bed angle
1/4” O1 blade, 1.75” wide
1018 sides and sole, 3/16” thick
Mouth is .014 on one corner, .007 on the other.
3 pounds 13.2 oz (almost exactly 1 pound heavier than a #4 Stanley)

-- We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. . .

View drsurfrat's profile

drsurfrat

1029 posts in 429 days


#5 posted 09-14-2020 01:18 AM

Ridiculously beautiful. I’m jealous.

Does it have a chipbreaker? Or does the tight mouth and shape iron make it so good on figured grain?

I like your signature as well. 1776 was a good year for humanity.

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

View CMDEvans's profile

CMDEvans

40 posts in 3768 days


#6 posted 09-14-2020 01:35 AM



Ridiculously beautiful. I m jealous.

Does it have a chipbreaker? Or does the tight mouth and shape iron make it so good on figured grain?

I like your signature as well. 1776 was a good year for humanity.

- drsurfrat

Thanks

No chipbreaker. The tight mouth helps minimize tearout, and the thick iron reduces chatter. The bed angle helps as well.

-- We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. . .

View RCCinNC's profile

RCCinNC

514 posts in 1569 days


#7 posted 09-14-2020 01:58 AM

Wow. And I was proud of rehabbing my Stanley planes. ; )
Absolutely gorgeous work. It’s great when you can put creative character and beautiful workmanship into something that you can use to create even more beautiful things. I always try to make my jigs or handmade tools something special…but never on this level.
Masterfully done CMD!

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

View mel52's profile

mel52

2276 posts in 1507 days


#8 posted 09-14-2020 02:42 AM

That might be the most beautiful little plane I’ve ever seen. Excellent job. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

26784 posts in 4348 days


#9 posted 09-14-2020 12:10 PM

That is a good looking and good working plane. I love it. I am getting the urge to try to build one too. where did you get the iron for it?

While looking for ways to build an infill plane, I came across this one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj5Ye73FSgM

Cheers, Jim

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

View Dave Polaschek's profile

Dave Polaschek

8423 posts in 1825 days


#10 posted 09-14-2020 01:14 PM

That’s a pretty plane! And it looks like it works pretty well, too! Congratulations on a job well done!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

View CMDEvans's profile

CMDEvans

40 posts in 3768 days


#11 posted 09-14-2020 02:37 PM



That is a good looking and good working plane. I love it. I am getting the urge to try to build one too. where did you get the iron for it?

While looking for ways to build an infill plane, I came across this one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj5Ye73FSgM

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

Thanks! I made the iron. Bought all the materials from speedy metals several years back, just hadn’t gotten around to making the plane until now.

-- We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. . .

View Peteybadboy's profile

Peteybadboy

4009 posts in 3192 days


#12 posted 09-15-2020 01:54 PM

That is awesome.

-- Petey

View CMDEvans's profile

CMDEvans

40 posts in 3768 days


#13 posted 09-16-2020 12:08 PM



Wow. And I was proud of rehabbing my Stanley planes. ; )
Absolutely gorgeous work. It’s great when you can put creative character and beautiful workmanship into something that you can use to create even more beautiful things. I always try to make my jigs or handmade tools something special…but never on this level.
Masterfully done CMD!

- RCCinNC

Thanks! I try to make my tools and things nice, but it is pretty rare that I put this much effort into the tiny details. Maybe it’s an innate property of infill planes to force the maker to reach a bit further. One of those if you’re going to build something this time consuming, might as well spend the extra time on ornamentation as well.

-- We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. . .

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com