My first build is just waiting for an oil bath. Body in Sapele with a maple pin, wedge, and tote.
After I finished making a foreplane and jack plane following Richard’s contruction method I continued with a smoother. I spiced things up a bit, with 9” smoother with full handle. This one is at a higher 50 deg bed angle and hopefully will help me tackling difficult wood in smoothing.
This is my second plane build. This one is 15 1/2” long made from purple heart wood with hock 2” blade. I love how it turns out and now my favorite jack.
My first plane build, a foreplane made from cut off acasia wood from my bench build. It takes heavy shavings by design and 18” long which helps me develop the initial level of flatness in dimensioning rough stocks.
I've always wanted to try one of these. Took about a day to knock this up. I love the way it turned out. Feels great and is easy to setup. I had an old blade that had been sitting around the shop with nothing for it for years. So I decided to build this plane. It's something I've been thinking about for years now, but thought it would just be a pain to deal with. Not at all, this might turn into my go-to Jack from now on.