More for the Smoother. A #4 size Infill. Just what I needed

As you can tell, I’m on an infill kick these days. Here’s my #4 size. Its my own design.

Its made from a #4 sole, African rosewood, some scrap metal and a Hock iron. The chip breaker is from an old wood body plane.

Finish is Brush oil

Its bedded at 55 degrees.

Cap screw is a plumbing fitting with rosewood infill.




About Don
A tool nut, hand plane collector, restorer

5 Responses to More for the Smoother. A #4 size Infill. Just what I needed

  1. Dave says:

    Don a few questions.
    How is the wood attached?
    Is it consistent on the setup?
    Does it feel good in your hand all the way through the stroke?
    Do not pick on me for that last question.

  2. The wood is epoxied on Dave. The setup is pretty consistent. I was actually worried about not using an adjuster, but its easier than a wood bodied plane. The cap screw give a little more control. I haven’t had a chance to really use it, but I did a bunch of smoothing with it to test it. I really like it.

  3. Dave says:

    What I like is the way the frog supports so much of the iron. I bet chatter with a thin iron is minimal.

  4. Ron Harper says:

    Do you have a step by step description of how you did this? This is really cool.. I will really be interested in your review after some use. Do you really gain enhanced performance?

  5. dw says:

    I will be doing a infill build blog soon. Stay tuned.

    Do you really gain enhanced performance? Maybe a small amount. They are heavier which helps. I think the biggest advantage is the high angle.

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