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post #21 of 32 Old 05-17-2012, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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What a great build thread. Please keep th pics coming as you close in on your goal.
I'll be building version 2.0 in the next few days more inline with the information Joe provided. I'll continue that in this same thread.
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Was there a specific reason to use beech? I have some Maple scraps that would make a wonderful plane.
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Beech seems to be the traditional choice.

I have seen maple, along with other exotic woods for planes.
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Beech seems to be the traditional choice.

I have seen maple, along with other exotic woods for planes.
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Beech is the traditional lumber used for planes, particularly moulding planes. It's stable, hard and not extremely heavy. Other woods can certainly be used but beech is nice if for nothing else than it's easy to work.

Beech isn't the hardest wood by any means and that's why you'll find many moulding planes have boxwood inlays in high friction / high wear & tear areas.

Cured pecan should make for excellent planes and I suspect hard maple would as well. I'm trying to get my hands on some live oak in leu of box wood for plane parts.
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hey firemedic - do you watch the woodwrights shop with roy underhill? the episode on saturday featured a few planes that look like the one you are building. it was a really interesting show building raised panels. I wish netflix had this and other woodworking show on. ok I have nothing really to add to this thread other than that.....
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hey firemedic - do you watch the woodwrights shop with roy underhill? the episode on saturday featured a few planes that look like the one you are building. it was a really interesting show building raised panels. I wish netflix had this and other woodworking show on. ok I have nothing really to add to this thread other than that.....
I use to watch Roy do his thing and I have a LOT of respect for the man. He's certainly responsible for getting a lot of current hand toolers started. Unfortunately I no longer get the series since I switched to a satellite tv provider.

You can watch the episodes online at pbs.org. I believe they lag one yr but still. I like to think Roy and I have a lot in common but the truth is I'm just an acorn compared to him!
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yeah the more I watch, him the more I want to switch to all hand tools, just seems simpler if you have the time to put into it.
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yeah the more I watch, him the more I want to switch to all hand tools, just seems simpler if you have the time to put into it.
He does make it look like fun.
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I saw a video of a class that Roy taught. They made wooden handles for chests and turned them on a treadle powered lathe! Wow, would I love to have one of those. He just made it look so easy and seemed to be having so much fun!
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I saw a video of a class that Roy taught. They made wooden handles for chests and turned them on a treadle powered lathe! Wow, would I love to have one of those. He just made it look so easy and seemed to be having so much fun!
Well, when you love what you do it's WILL be fun!
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