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#1 posted 08-07-2016 08:26 PM



Beech is traditional, but Paul Sellers specifically mentioned maple as an alternative that works well. I ve also heard oak isn t as good, so I m surprised Japanese planes are made of it and wonder what makes it work for them.

Bert, there are a lot of good resources out there for making planes. The best are some plane making books and videos, but you can find some free stuff too. It s far easier to make planes well if you have the right tools like side and edge floats, but you can either make those or get by with other tools.

Here s some resources.
http://www.handplane.com/32/practical-plane-making-1/
http://toolemera.com/bkpdf/haywardhowtobk.pdf
http://www.toolemera.com/womack/womackworkplanes.pdf

- Tim

Tim,

Japanese WO and North American WO are two different woods. See link:

ken


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