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Re: Wood ID from Heavy machinery skid ?
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2022, 08:59:53 AM »

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Re: Wood ID from Heavy machinery skid ?
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2022, 12:55:02 PM »
I’ve worked with both lace wood and Leopard wood, and I would lean towards fish tail oak more than those two…. But… the color doesn’t look right for fish tail oak. I’ve got some of that here, and it’s lighter color with deeper grain slots.

I have no idea what you have there…. But it looks good.

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Re: Wood ID from Heavy machinery skid ?
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2022, 04:53:17 PM »
I asked my dad about the plane. He said that the wood is called lychee ( sp?) and it’s either a type of oak or it’s related. That’s all he knows about it other than it’s close to one hundred years old. What you can’t see in the pictures is the crack in the body next to the wedge. My cousin kept it with the wedge driven tight and the changes in humidity eventually cracked it. 🤬
Whatever wood it is that you have, it will look great in a bow.
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Re: Wood ID from Heavy machinery skid ?
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2022, 05:05:19 PM »
You could call it skid wood.

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Re: Wood ID from Heavy machinery skid ?
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2022, 06:31:53 PM »
Dave i will look up Lychee thats a neet old plane, here is the one my father built .

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Re: Wood ID from Heavy machinery skid ?
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2022, 07:09:36 PM »
Awesome plane....

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Re: Wood ID from Heavy machinery skid ?
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2022, 08:05:10 PM »
Nice! There’s nothing quite like flattening a board with one of these is there?
What are the woods? The upper part looks like cherry.
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Re: Wood ID from Heavy machinery skid ?
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2022, 09:24:08 PM »
Yes you bet its all cherry!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Wood ID from Heavy machinery skid ?
« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2022, 12:14:45 PM »
That carriage bolt needs desperately  to be swapped out with brass or bronze. That is sac religious right there. Down right blaspheme, it is… :biglaugh:
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Re: Wood ID from Heavy machinery skid ?
« Reply #31 on: September 25, 2022, 12:59:03 PM »
That’s the first time I’ve ever seen a metal strike plate on a plane. When my dad and grandpa made them, they put a small bevel on the ends of the plane to prevent any possible chipping or denting. They adjusted them by tapping lightly at the very end of the plane with a regular hammer. If the wedge was stuck, which should not happen, a wooden mallet could be used.
That’s not to say that it’s a bad idea, just a different way to skin that old cat. 😁
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Re: Wood ID from Heavy machinery skid ?
« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2022, 01:25:38 PM »
Lol iam not sure were my dad dreamed that up but i’m sure he had a vision there what he loved most was building jigs and tools more than building anything with them, I guess maybe that comes from whether you’re doing it for a hobby like my father or like myself having to do it to make a living.
Kirk your right there brass would look so much nicer with that Cherry ! 😊

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