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Project by John Cobb posted 01-04-2014 05:23 AM 4069 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I went by a new lumber place and they had a beautiful chunk of east indian rosewood. I couldn’t help myself. So I snagged it up and took it to the shop. Since lately I’ve been addicted to hand planes what better way to use such a nice chunk of wood. So here it is. It’s about 8” long, the bed is set at 45 degrees, and the pin is made from birdseye maple. Unfortunately I couldn’t afford a really nice iron but this one seems to do the trick pretty well. It’s a buck brothers 1 5/8” iron it’s about an 1/8” thick. Maybe I can splurge next time and get a nice iron but for now this one will do.

-- John Cobb

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#1 posted 01-04-2014 05:36 AM

very nice, well done

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#2 posted 01-04-2014 06:23 AM

Just beautiful John! You did well by that piece of wood. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 01-04-2014 08:29 AM

Beautiful plane…how many does this make John, do we have to call HPA?

-- Vince

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#4 posted 01-04-2014 09:01 AM

Nice job on this plane. Don’t be too hard on Buck Bro’s, I’ve had pretty good success with my block plane and jack plane from them. Granted, both required a fair amount of tuning first, but they’ve served me well. But anyways, a beautiful plane, no matter what iron is in it. :-)

-- "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're probably right." - Henry Ford

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#5 posted 01-04-2014 11:59 AM

Very nice plane John I must make one some time….something I have wanted to do for a while now.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#6 posted 01-04-2014 12:21 PM

Nicely done.

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

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#7 posted 01-04-2014 10:13 PM

It’s a beauty, just like your first wooden plane that you posted. Keep them coming.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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