Re: Plane Woods
- There's no reason a heartwood big plane wouldn't work, and there is plenty of pine in germany/N Italy for a local woodworker to use.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, conradh@... wrote:
> On Thu, December 16, 2010 2:42 pm, Vels inn Viggladi wrote:
> > Yeah, I scored some rather nice vintage and antique from clearing out my
> > father's tools after he died. There's a Stanley jack plane that needs
> > some love, but the No. 248 plow plane is in prime shape. Quite a few
> > others as well that I believe he got from the estate sale of a tool
> > collector.
> > Nice as they are, I'm really thinking it will be a great challenge and a
> > lot of fun to do a few "really old school" planes. I want to start with a
> > couple bench planes, probably a jointer, then try to tackle a router
> > plane. I'm going for German/Continental styles rather than English.
> Enjoy! When I made my big Bourdichon jointer replica, I found I really
> liked the big horn as a gripping point, especially at the end of a stroke
> when I lift the plane for the return. Also, a crosspin is a much easier
> way to fit a wedge than those side notches the English use.