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Project by bobasaurus posted 08-01-2017 01:16 AM 1157 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished my adjustable-mouth wood bodied jack plane. I started making this for myself during the 2015 LJ plane swap, but I kept putting it off. Maple body, jatoba sides/sole, moradillo (pau ferro) tote, purpleheart and mahogany knob. I made the blade from A2 steel flat stock and did the heat treatment in a digital kiln. Finished with Tried & True Varnish Oil.

I don’t really like the color of the knob, I might have to remake it in moradillo.

So far it seems to work great. The wood crosspin has much more friction than the brass rods I tried previously, so it doesn’t take much force to keep the wedge in.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)





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#1 posted 08-01-2017 01:48 AM

Very cool

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#2 posted 08-01-2017 02:05 AM

Looks amazing Allen. I agree about the knob. The tote looks so amazing I would do the knob in moradillo as well.

Even if you kept it, it still looks phenomenal. I would love to have this in my arsenal. Great job.

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#3 posted 08-01-2017 02:38 AM

Awesome looking tool!

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#4 posted 08-01-2017 02:55 AM

+1 for very cool. A matching knob would make it look better but, meh. Purpleheart will keep getting darker overtime. I like the adjustable mouth feature. Nice work, man!

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#5 posted 08-01-2017 03:27 AM

That’s a beauty, Allen!

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#6 posted 08-01-2017 04:49 AM

That’s kind of awesome tools which I would rather keep as decoration instead work with it. Looks fantastic, I bet it works smoothly.

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#7 posted 08-01-2017 10:52 AM

Looks great!

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#8 posted 08-01-2017 11:19 AM

Man, that is some kind of sexy Allen! Very nice work on this guy. Definitely worth the time invested.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#9 posted 08-01-2017 11:48 AM

What temps did you use to harden and temper the iron?

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#10 posted 08-01-2017 02:57 PM

You did a great job on this plane and it will be a nice addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#11 posted 08-01-2017 04:17 PM

Beautiful work.

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#12 posted 08-01-2017 04:33 PM

Yeah buddy

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#13 posted 08-01-2017 05:00 PM

That is nice, you really are masterful plane builder.

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#14 posted 08-01-2017 11:33 PM

Sharp-looking tool, Allen! Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

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#15 posted 08-02-2017 12:37 AM

Beautiful job….

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