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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 08-19-2018 10:45 PM 547 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to try making a small-ish hand plane with a spare cheap chisel that I had around. The body is maple and the bar is brass rod. The blade is from a 1” chisel with the handle cut off. The wedge is also maple. The finish is linseed oil.

Mandatory glueup photo:

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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Oldtool

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#1 posted 08-20-2018 02:12 AM

Nice looking plane, and fromthe first photo it appears go work well too. Why the two brass rods?, looks like the iron / chisel can be mounted both ways.

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#2 posted 08-20-2018 02:19 AM



Nice looking plane, and fromthe first photo it appears go work well too. Why the two brass rods?, looks like the iron / chisel can be mounted both ways.

- Oldtool

I put the first rod in the wrong place and I didn’t want to just leae the hole. We’ll call it a decoration.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 08-20-2018 03:00 PM

I made a similar plane and I have been using it for at least 10 years. I am very happy with it. One of the best things I have ever produced. I forget what wood I used, but there are two species of wood used. I think one of them was cherry. It is a block plane style.

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#4 posted 08-20-2018 10:05 PM



I made a similar plane and I have been using it for at least 10 years. I am very happy with it. One of the best things I have ever produced. I forget what wood I used, but there are two species of wood used. I think one of them was cherry. It is a block plane style.

- MrRon

I was thinking about making this for a while, but it always seemed like there were all sorts of tickly measurements and such. It wasn’t until I saw a video by Phillip Stephens where he made a hand plane on the job site with hand tools and scraps of wood and a chisel that I felt I could at least make that.

I want to make one about the size of a jack plane at some point, but I’ll either need to buy a blade or a large enough chisel.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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