Friday 20 May 2011

More Desert Ironwood

The mouths still need to be filed on these 2 planes - but otherwise, they are completed. The A5 is infilled with Desert Ironwood and is a mate to the Ironwood filled A5 from a few posts ago. They came from the same piece of wood.

A knot appeared out of nowhere in the bottom of the handle. There was absolutely no indication that it would be there when I roughed out the blank... I am just thankful it was not 1/4" to the left or right - that would have made a real mess of things.

There was a great bit of burl on the cheek. It made for a tricky fitting process - but it was well worth the efforts.

This XSNo.4ss is filled with a darker Desert Ironwood - Burl this time.

It was a rather grey day when I took these photos but there was a bit of light during this last shot. It was tricky to capture, but the lighter flecks look like gold in sunlight.

This last shot is a detail of a plane I am working on. It is a variation that I have wanted to make for several years now. Any guesses?


Blogger Ben said...

carriagemaker's rabbet?

beautiful and inspiring work as always.


20 May 2011 at 07:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shoulder plane with an exquisite mouth

20 May 2011 at 12:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bevel down Norris rebate mitre plane.

ERic in Nova Scotia

20 May 2011 at 18:50  
Blogger Cory said...

Wide mouth (bevel down) and high angle. I'm going to have to go with jack rabbet. Can't wait!


20 May 2011 at 22:48  
Blogger Jay Christian said...

ooo, nice! I'm guessing a rabbet bench plane -- like an infill version of a #10?
Those ironwood planes are gorgeous, Konrad. Absolutely beautiful.

20 May 2011 at 22:51  
Anonymous robert said...

The mystery plane looks like it has a mouth for a modified Stanley 10 1/2 type carriage makers rabbet plane. That would be pretty cool as an infill and much refined version.

21 May 2011 at 20:23  
Anonymous Steve C said...

Loving it Konrad, the planes look amazing and desert ironwood is tough to beat in my book.

I'm guessing you're developing your own version of the presentation Norris you did a few years back.

Thanks for the update, always a treat to see what you've been working on.

BTW, your curly maple table project is too cool.


21 May 2011 at 22:43  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going with a 10 1/2 type of plane. You always get the most ridiculously cool pieces of wood. I wouldn't mind seeing a post on your methodology for getting such a fine finish.


22 May 2011 at 17:30  

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