31" Jointer plane with fence.

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Project by lateralus819 posted 11-02-2013 10:43 PM 2485 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I had a blast making the plane for the swap. During so, i was modeling a jointer. I knew i had to make it for myself. Here is the culmination of 2 months roughly on off work.

Curly quartersawn maple for the center, mahogany stripes (these were needed to create a big enough space for the blade. Otherwise, i would have covered that beautiful figure with the sides) curly maple for the sides, and mahogany for the wedge and hand “handle” I guess it could be called. It was designed to hold it right near the butt end, the end looks like a lip on a car, and it feels AWESOME. wasn’t expecting that. It truly is very comfortable to use.

Mahogany fence, maple banding. Brass thumb screws from Mcmaster.

This was a joy to build, Had to put it on hold for a few weeks due to having to move, but I’m glad it is finished. Oh, it has a nice ash blade that i had ordered during the swap as well, thanks Rhett! I have tested it, i won’t for a while use it, I’m putting it in an art show at work as well as with my ring box from my wedding.

I’ll be making 2 smoothers soon too hopefully, a 45 and 55 degree.

Finish is two coats of Minwax tung oil finish.

The worst part about this was the fence, and making sure the rabbet i had to rout out was exactly 90. Since i don’t have a rabbet plane it had to be spot on. Luckily it was. The banding got a little off in the corners, but nothing i can do now!

To be honest, i don’t know that I’ll ever use it, I figure it would be more suited as a piece of furniture/art. yada yada. Onto the pics.

Thanks for looking and enjoy.

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#1 posted 11-02-2013 10:46 PM

Looks great.

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#2 posted 11-02-2013 11:22 PM


-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#3 posted 11-03-2013 12:58 AM

Wow. What a beast.

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#4 posted 11-03-2013 01:14 AM

Racing stripes! Love it!

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL All my life I've wanted to be someone. I see now I should have been more specific.

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