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    Legacy plane

    I decided to take a stab at building one of the 1" Legacy plane kits. It was definitely a learning experience. Overall I am pleased with how it turned out. The plane was ordered with Cocobolo for the infill but I ended up using rosewood instead. In hindsight I should have done less power sanding. For the final sanding I glued some sandpaper to a marble piece I use for sharpening. This took some time as the power sander was not as flat as I would have liked so it took some time to remove all the scratches and get a flat surface. I honed the blade and it produces some fine shavings.
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    I'm just a plain nut, not much of a plane nut type.
    But, that looks like an interesting project and a job well done.
    Who sells the Legacy plane kits?

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    The company is going out of business but they may have some 3/4" kits left.

    http://legacyplanes.com/index.php

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    Wow, that's a sweet-looking plane. Great job.
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    Really great looking shoulder plane. I have been following Jameel Abraham on his blog build a Brese 875 Smoother. http://oudluthier.blogspot.com/searc...l/Hand%20Tools It has me thinking of building Ron Brese's small smoother (which Jameel also built) later this year.
    www.breseplane.com/

    What did you find to be the most difficult aspect of building the infill shoulder plane?

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    Thanks for the feedback. I would have to say the hardest part was the last stage...sanding. Now that I have gone through the process I would do less power sanding and more by hand. Power sanding did not leave as flat a surface as I originally thought. I ended up removing more material than necessary flattening all the surfaces. The peining processes was also interesting as you always questions as to whether the joints are tight enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Beko View Post
    The company is going out of business but they may have some 3/4" kits left.

    http://legacyplanes.com/index.php
    Impressive prices for a kit.
    I'll enjoy from a distance. Thanks.

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