Plane Till

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Project by Arookar posted 04-30-2012 08:22 PM 3350 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my plane till (much needed) made from blue-stained pine. It included my first hand cut box joints. I did not remember to take a pic before I had it filled! There is a tiny rare-earth magnet that sticks to the plane soles. Works pretty good. I really love the look of the blue-stained pine. And it was cheap! I think I paid 48 cents a board foot!
All of my planes are yard sale or pawn shop cheepies….and I am working on restoring them to use one at a time.

-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

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#1 posted 04-30-2012 08:26 PM

Arrokar, nice job on the plane till, and way to leave extra space for more. Your shop looks just like mine with a pile of planes awaiting their evapo bath and a good tuning.

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#2 posted 04-30-2012 09:10 PM

Nice toy box. :)

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#3 posted 05-01-2012 01:59 AM

Nice setup, not familiar with blue stained pine but I have seen it on LJ’s before. How is it too work with softer or harder than yellow pine or the same?

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 05-01-2012 02:44 AM

chrisstef: yes- i never seem to schedule enough time for the tuning, though!
Martyroc: i am not 100% sure but I think that yellow pine is much harder. This blue stained pine is very soft. I have a friend who has worked with yellow pine and he claims it is very hard. I have not had the pleasure, myself.

-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

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#5 posted 05-01-2012 11:25 AM

Looks very nice. I have to get on with making one of these.

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#6 posted 05-01-2012 06:25 PM

quite a collection you have there
good to see you take care of it :-)


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#7 posted 05-02-2012 01:25 AM

Nice job! Magnets.. Good idea.

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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