Yew Jack Plane

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Yew Jack Plane, with a pink ivory strike point.

Hand tools only, chiselling out the escapement and fitting the wedge were a bit finicky.

Since building it, turns out that I was right and yew wasn't a great choice for a plane, so it's been re-soled in oak.
And I've since got a couple of Iwasaki carving floats and a normal float to make the next one easier.

nice looking plane mike. nothing like a hand made tool that works well.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Very nice work on this, this plane looks great. Does work as nice as it looks? What made you decide to re-sole it, abnormal wear?
That looks great Mike, well done and a nice shape on the sole.

Main Street to the Mountains

Nice job

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - https://timetestedtools.net and https://diy.timetestedtools.net

Nicely done!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Good looking hand plane! Good job!

No name noobie here

pottz
nice looking plane mike. nothing like a hand made tool that works well.
Thanks pottz
Oldtool
Very nice work on this, this plane looks great. Does work as nice as it looks? What made you decide to re-sole it, abnormal wear?
Thanks Tom.
It works as nice as it looks on nice straight grain, but I made the wedge angle a bit too steep to allow for the flex you get in Yew, so hit a knot or some figure and the wedge shocks itself a little loose.
Re-soled because the Yew was taking a bit of a beating, a bit too soft for the abuse I was giving it.

All in all - I'm calling it a learning experience for the next one 😁
Eric - the "Loft"
That looks great Mike, well done and a nice shape on the sole.
Cheers Eric -Nice shape as in rectangular? 😀
Don
Nice job
Thanks Don
RyanGi
Nicely done!
Thanks Ryan
YRTi
commented about 7 hours ago
Good looking hand plane! Good job!
Cheers YRTi

Thanks for the update, Mike! I was wondering about yew. ;-)

May you have the day you deserve!