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ac445ab

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Ciao,
I would have pleasure to share some pics of a smoother I built in the last days.
Woods are ash for the main body and wenge for sole and wedge. I used an old (new) iron by Irsch (2 1/8"). It is bedded at 60° for the purpose of planing harder and figured woods. The plane body stock has been obtained by vertical union of three pieces of ash about 2 1/4" thick.
I had some doubt about the 60° bed, as a #4 1/2 I have with a angle like this, is too much hard to push but, evidently, the wood sole helps and this smoother can be used without excessive effort.

















Ciao

Giuliano :D
 

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Very nice indeed, I imagine the wedge will work well as it feels like it has natural oils in it. And is that a number on the back? Could be 760... So a production run then :lol:
 

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Harbo":1qn58tp8 said:
Looks like S60 to me - for 60degree slope?

Rod
Yep, another slope just got steeper!

Super looking work in a strong tradition. At first I thought, 'why bother making a trad smoother when they are so easy to find' - but this is special, with its laminated sole and high pitch.
 

ac445ab

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Thanks for yours compliments!

condeesteso":30val8ge said:
Very nice indeed, I imagine the wedge will work well as it feels like it has natural oils in it. And is that a number on the back? Could be 760... So a production run then :lol:
I just wanted try my letter stamp punches. :mrgreen:
S is for "Smoother"
60, yes, is the pitch.
May be the plane can be improved. Someone pointed out to me the wedge is a little bit too short in the middle, although I saw other old traditional smoothers with similar wedges. However, the blade seems to me firmly held and plane has no chattering.
 

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That is really nice Giuliano, wouldnt worry about comments re the size of the wedge, the main consideration is how it performs.
Well Done (hammer)
 

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What I want to know is where is the designer striped shirt!!!? :mrgreen:

Don't think just because you are creating "old traditional" you have the right to dress down! That would be letting other Neapolitan artisans down....you might even get banned from the Guild!!! :mrgreen:

Seriously though my friend...wonderful piece of craftsmanship!

I have a desire to create a rectangular mitre plane out of contrasting woods one day...I think lignum vitae and hard maple but not sure yet.

Once again...a triumph mate!

=D> =D> =D> =D>

Jim
 

ac445ab

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jimi43":snsdszo9 said:
What I want to know is where is the designer striped shirt!!!? :mrgreen:

Don't think just because you are creating "old traditional" you have the right to dress down! That would be letting other Neapolitan artisans down....you might even get banned from the Guild!!! :mrgreen:
I just purchased this! But I will dress it only for UK friends :mrgreen:

 

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Hi Giuliano,

very classy plane - and shirt!

Cheers
Pedder
 
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