Infill Shooting plane. Make it a pair!

Another set of infills. This time some Shooting Planes. Infill is ebonized walnut with bark Danish oil. Sides and sole are precision ground steel. Irons (still to be hardened) are O-1 1/4” steel. Pins are brass. Lever cap is brass. Lever cap knob is from bridge city. Bedded at about 38 degrees Irons at 30 degrees.

Sorry guys. I had some technical difficulties, so not much of a blog. Gorilla glass in my phone was no match for the concrete floor.

But some answers to some questions:

—It weights 5 1/2lbs without the iron.

—I got the metal at McMaster Carr.

—The pins are brass, Bottom into the sole are through pins (Not sure I’ll do that again) and the top are brass screws set and filed. —I did not use epoxy on the through pins.

—I did use JB Weld in setting the screws.

—The sides are neither dovetailed or screwed, they are pinned.


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About Don
A tool nut, hand plane collector, restorer

3 Responses to Infill Shooting plane. Make it a pair!

  1. Dave says:

    Don the beautiful. The weight should help them do a fine job.
    I can just see these on the web being sold in a hundred years.
    guys asking “what do you know about a man named Wilwol?”
    Heirlooms Don, your making Heirlooms.

  2. j freeman says:

    Nice tools. I like the unique look and function of these planes. Can’t beat a good shooting set-up.

  3. Tim Charles says:

    You did a really nice job on those. They look great. The makers mark gives it an additional touch.

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