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    I haven't made much out of wood in a while, but I still have all my tools and some wood. So, I'm in.

    Great idea btw

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    Starting materials:IMG_2832.JPG
    Japanese style smoothing plane (hira kanna).

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    Good to see a competitor from overseas. We should have known it would be a JP version.



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    Hi Paul. Somehow, over the years, I've accumulated/collected a number of Japanese kanna blades (you know - I'll just buy another one 'cause someday I'm gonna need it. Just like most of the wood I've got stashed). So this competition will allow at least one of my collection to become useable (plus get me back in the shed).

    Steve

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    Well, having looked at the plans some of you guys have in the works, I feel like I'm taking the easy way out - just having to make a funny shaped hole in a piece of wood . I may have to get "complicated" just to compete.

    Anyway, no secret now the type of wood I'm using:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheets View Post

    Anyway, no secret now the type of wood I'm using:
    PICT1197.JPG
    Treewood?
    Redwood?



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    Well, it comes from a tree and it is sort of red, so yes and yes. But, no and no. Perhaps not the best picture rendition, so more will be revealed next time (I feel like I must drag this out longer to maintain some interest from abroad).

    Thanks collectively to all of you who have clicked likes for my posts - ditto to you all. This is a much enjoyable endeavour!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheets View Post
    Well, having looked at the plans some of you guys have in the works, I feel like I'm taking the easy way out - just having to make a funny shaped hole in a piece of wood . I may have to get "complicated" just to compete.

    Anyway, no secret now the type of wood I'm using:
    PICT1197.JPG
    Well i'm going to say even though it may look and sound simple... block of wood and a plane blade ... nothing is simple with the Kanna as i'm learning ....

    I was going to be cheeky and say Canadian Redwood well it is red but Paul beat me to it.

    Redheart looks closer to the revealed colour at least.

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    I realize that although it's obvious to me (since I can see the wood with my very own eyes), cameras and computer monitors can alter what others might see to the point that it's not at all obvious what is the wood in question. So to save you all the unintended guess-work, it's Purpleheart.

    Anyway, more progress:
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    And some other details: plane iron is 65mm wide (so about 55mm cutting edge) and set at 45 deg.

    I could go faster, but with the competition finish quite a long way off, no need to rush (subject to my usual tool treatment, by the time of judging I don't want it to be rusty and dusty ).

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    That is coming along nicely. Funny how such a simple design can seem so technical, well, clinical really: Perhaps that is why the JP planes work so well. I would never have guessed Purpleheart as I am unfamiliar with it and it is too far off the radar. I probably need to get out more.

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    Hi Paul,

    I would have thought purpleheart was more universally known, but it doesn't grow that near Australia, so makes sense. I just happen to have some on hand (it really is quite purple when freshly cut, ' tho the pictures I posted have altered it to more of a reddish. But it does weather to brown over time, like the rough cut top surface).

    I have made a number of Japanese style planes in the past - which only means that I'm familiar with the process - no guarantee of anything else! I only hope my result is worthy of the efforts of the Japanese blacksmith. Making the blades as some are doing is quite beyond my ability.

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    I'm thinking of incorporating a scale of measurement to make this tool more multi-functional. Imperial scale seems appropriate as it's on the sole and the plane will be stored in a sock when not (never ) in use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheets View Post
    I'm thinking of incorporating a scale of measurement to make this tool more multi-functional. Imperial scale seems appropriate as it's on the sole and the plane will be stored in a sock when not (never ) in use.
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    I definitely think your taking a step in the right direction there,I would suggest a hand quilted sock,
    may see more points awarded.

    Cheers Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheets View Post
    I'm thinking of incorporating a scale of measurement to make this tool more multi-functional. Imperial scale seems appropriate as it's on the sole and the plane will be stored in a sock when not (never ) in use.
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    Now that's also a directional indicator, always but your best foot forward .....

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    Well somebody started with the puns - I'm just trying to go with the grain.

    Moving along - in the groove, so to speak:
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