Friday, October 2, 2015

Jointer Infill Plane






We must to admit, British style Infill planes are really beauties, solid and strong performers.

So, my friend Vittorio and I, we have decided of joining our passion for planes and having a try to build one.




Unfortunately, we never have had an occasion for a meeting but, even if we live in North (Vittorio) and South (I) of Italy,

we carried out the job staying in touch by mail and postage for plane parts exchange. 

Vittorio did the job on metallic parts, I on wooden infills, assembling and tuning up the plane.

Apart a bench drill for accurate boring and a bandsaw for rough shaping the wooden stocks, all parts are handmade.

Our inspiration was the Norris A1 jointer. The plane is 20 1/2" long, with a 2 1/2" parallel blade, bedded at 47,5°. It weights 4,75 Kg.



















However, we enjoyed to make a short video about this plane and its first shavings.


 

Ciao

Vittorio e Giuliano

7 comments:

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    1. Grazie, Ralph
      The merit goes mostly to Vittorio. I want to say thanks for his masterly job and his human and communication skills.

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  2. Hi Giuliano and Vittorio,

    that's a wonderfully crafted plane for sure. The look is very beautiful and the performance seems to be stunningly as well! Congrats on this master piece!

    Klaus

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    1. Hi Klaus,
      I am glad you like our job!
      Many thanks
      Giuliano

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  3. Very nice shop.. A good book to get for your Plane Building will be by the late Jim Kingshott :
    Making & Modifying Woodworking Tools

    Joe

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    1. Hi Joe,
      Thank you. I had got that book, very good; actually I gave it to Vittorio who, I am sure, will make it a precious guide.
      Ciao
      Giuliano

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  4. Wow, distance was never a hindrance isn’t it? I must commend you guys for staying committed to the project. And I must say what a lovely plane you got! Awesome job guys!

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