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Thread: Infill Shoulder Plane I made

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    Infill Shoulder Plane I made

    I am close to finishing this Infill Shoulder Plane so I thought I would post some pictures. I still need to make an iron for it as the one I have in it right now was just a temporary one that I hacked from a 1/16" thick plane iron I had laying around.

    This is made from mild steel using 3/16" thickness for the sides, and 1/4" for the sole, ramp, bridge, and lever cap. The infill is Honduran Rosewood. The sides are riveted to the sole, ramp, and bridge using 1/8" mild steel pins that pass through from one side to the other and were peened then ground flush. I didn't have the confidence to try dovetailing the sides to the sole.

    No precision machining here. I just rough cut the parts with a hacksaw, then shaped on a belt sander strapped upside down to my bench. To flatten mating surfaces, I used sandpaper on a granite tile.

    I tried to take quite a few pictures while I made this one, but didn't want to choke the forum with a bunch of photos, but I can post if anyone is interested.

    -Jeff

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    Holy smokes! That is gorgeous. Nice job!
    Ron Conlon

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    That's beautiful. Way to go!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wittrock View Post

    I tried to take quite a few pictures while I made this one, but didn't want to choke the forum with a bunch of photos, but I can post if anyone is interested.

    -Jeff
    I'm interested.

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    Stuff this forum like a goose chosen for foie gras, Jeff. Those teaser photos look great. We want all the details!
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    That's a gorgeous plane, love it.

    Pam

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    Please post them as a step-by-step, Jeff... Ideally with narrative!! <g>

    Beautiful job!!

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    Put lots of pictures all over the walls of this cave.

    What is the bed angle?

    It looks like you are going bevel down.

    Show us some shavings when you get them.

    jtk
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    More pics please!

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    Very nice job..beautiful finish. More details please!!

    Did you sand off the scale on the hot rolled steel? A tip..soak the steel in muriatic acid to remove the scale

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    Yes,do post more pictures. This forum needs to be livened up!!! Very nice work!!! How did you knurl the screw?

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    That is really handsome. I don't know what else to call it. Tasteful, stylish? Very cool.

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    Two things:

    I also want to see the pics and the process.

    Does it work?

    Brian
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    I like it. Is it your own design: Looks like a 21 century design! Must be shoulder plane season, I just finished up my infill also.
    The Plane Anarchist

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    +100 for more pics with accompanying info! That is one knarly-knurl on that puppy... We wanna see shavings!!!

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