Sunday, February 04, 2007

Another Plane


Hi Folks
Finished another shoulder plane - What do you think?? A pretty little thing (if I do say so myself) ;) It didn't take too long to make, probably 10 hours total. But it works great and looks right. I hope the new owner likes it? I've put some pictures here....
Did a little more work on the new table - final dimensioned alll the stock on the table saw and then planed down the sapwood boards ready for the new pieces of walnut to be glued on. Sadly, that is all I had time to do as I had some painting to do in the house. But you gotta keep the Boss happy, right? ;)
Cheers
Phil

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fine HNT Gordon copy. Terry Gordon fills the indentations left by the stamping process with putty before he oils the wood

Philly said...

You're right, Anonymous! It is a copy of one of Terry Gordons planes. I have two of his shoulder planes and love the design. So simple yet so perfect :)
What do you mean "the stamping process"?
Cheers
Phil

Mike said...

Lovely, Phil!

I think you have this plane thing down pretty darn well!

Can't wait to see the table. I think it'll turn out well even with the sap.

Take care, Mike

Anonymous said...

That plane looks really nice, Phil :)

Cheers

Paul Chapman

Philly said...

Thanks Mike, Paul!
It is a lovely looker. I'm inspired to another, now :)
Cheers
Phil

Byron Black said...

Very nice plane Phil, what kind of drill bit did you use to cut into the brass? And also, where did you source the brass at those dimensions?

Lovely job all round I'd say, do you make them to order?

Philly said...

Byron
I used my mini-mill to "drill" it out but you could use a regular drill bit. Just make sure you drill in from each side to ensure you don't get terrible tear out. And watch brass, it can be a bit grabby when the bit exits the bottom.
I got the brass channel from a local metal dealer, Smiths. Do a Google search on metal and brass. It isn't cheap!! I paid £49 for a meter of 1 inch channel 8)
I certainly could make one to order - drop me an email and e'll see what we can do :)
Phil

Nick W said...

Forgive me if I'm asking for repeat information, but what type of steel did you use for the iron, and (how) did you treat it?

Philly said...

Nick
It is O1 tool steel from Tilgear. I cut it to shape with a hacksaw, file it clean and put on a bevel then heat it cherry red with a MAPP torch. Then quench in oil. An hour in the oven to temper it and it is ready for final flattening and sharpening.
An easy thing to do and it works great! I was very surprised ;)
Cheers
Phil

Nick W said...

Ta. And ;-)

Anonymous said...

Does that mean dinner is late on the days you're tempering blades:)

Cheers

Paul Chapman

Philly said...

No Paul, I usually wait until the Missus is getting dinner OUT of the oven. Then I pop the blades in. Pre-heated and all that.....;)
Cheers
Phil

rookster said...

Quite a looker, you've got there Phil. Can't be sure until I get my hands on it though ;)
I'm always impressed by how much you get done in the shop.

Anonymous said...

I meant when you stamp in your initials. Terry fills them with putty to give that white appearance.

Tony said...

Lovely job mate, a beautiful plane. the gold in the Lettering works very nicely too.

Keep making 'em and get selling 'em. "Philly's custom made handplanes"

Cheers

Tony

Alf said...

I've just taken delivery of my first "torch" suitable for use with MAPP gas and I know who to blame... And no, not so I can make planes, but rather blades for combi planes - and I don't even have the tool steel yet so no-one's to start mentioning it all the time!

Lovely-looking plane (again) - my purpleheart one's been getting a little use lately :)