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Latest Planes
Here are some photos of my latest planes. (Click on any photo to enlarge). If you would like to follow more of my day to day plane making please check me out on Instagram.
You do not have to be an Instagram member, just click on the big pink camera on any p...
Latest Planes
Latest Planes
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Gidgee burl smoothing plane
I was excited to get the opportunity to use some of this beautiful Gidgee burl in one of my low-slung smoothing planes. (Click on any photo to enlarge). This is rare and valuable wood, so I had to be extra careful on the band saw.
I got some nice clean bloc...
Gidgee burl smoothing plane
Gidgee burl smoothing plane
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Red Gum Slab Table Build Part 3
The next step is to dovetail in the lower and upper stretchers. This is the lower stretcher detail with the entire frame turned upside down. I used 12mm birch ply, which is permanently fixed to the lower stretcher and the dovetailed section will just be dry...
Red Gum Slab Table Build Part 3
Red Gum Slab Table Build Part 3
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Red Gum Slab Table Build Part 2
Here is a beautiful Red Gum slab that I purchased last year. (Click on any photo to enlarge) It’s a monster! 2.4 meters long by 1.2 meters wide and 50 mm thick. It weighs approximately 150 kgs. First order of business was to fill all of the pitch pockets an...
Red Gum Slab Table Build Part 2
Red Gum Slab Table Build Part 2
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Red Gum Slab Table
Sorry it’s been a while!
Got the kitchen and laundry finished. (Click on any photo to enlarge). We also have had our en-suite bathroom renovated over the last few months and I decided to make the vanity. The drawers are made from Birch ply and the solid woo...
Red Gum Slab Table
Red Gum Slab Table
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Stanley #51 & 52 plane and shoot board
Wow! This year is flying by.
As I said in my last blog post, my wife and I are doing some house renovations and we are neck deep in tearing out the kitchen. (Click on any photo to enlarge). The reno is not allowing me time to make any planes but I am howeve...
Stanley #51 & 52 plane and shoot board
Stanley #51 & 52 plane and shoot board
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Bullnose plane refurb
My wife and I have decided to do some house renovations so unfortunately there won’t be much plane making happening in the shop this year. I will however be taking a little time here and there to fix up some old tools that I have acquired. The first is this...
Bullnose plane refurb
Bullnose plane refurb
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New low-slung smoother
For this plane I decided to simplify things further by eliminating the chip breaker.
This allows the user to resharpen and get back to smoothing without too much fuss. Also the plane is extremely easy to set up and adjust using a small plane hammer. I made ...
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Infill Fitting
I was fitting a gidgee infill in another low-slung smoother this weekend and recorded a short video. The final fit is a one shaving at a time process. Nothing technically challenging, but it was nice to get some time in the shop. The front infill is quite s...
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Gidgee Burl
"As rare as hen's teeth" Click on any photo to enlarge.
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