Infill Smoothing Plane
Show off your craftsmanship and attention to detail with this great-looking heirloom tool.
For years, a hand plane has been the symbol of fine craftsmanship. As you can see, this isn’t an ordinary plane. The design is called an infill plane since the wood parts completely fill the steel body. It combines a compact size with a thick, heavy blade and a lot of mass to create the ultimate surface on wood. A high-performance tool like this doesn’t have to be complicated to build. You’ll find that the construction is mostly straightforward drilling and filing. Along the way, you’ll pick up a few skills in working with metal and wood and the result is a tool you can be proud of and use every day.
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- Metric (unavailable)
What You Get:
- 11 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- More than 30 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Full-size patterns for sides and tote
- Shop-tested tips and techniques ensure your success
- Retail sources for hardware and supplies. Materials list
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.