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Around the Shop #5: Making my Plane Swap entry

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This is the plane I made for NateDog for the 2013 Plane Swap. It’s made of red oak, and is sort of a hybrid between krenov and traditional.

It’s made with 4 pieces, 1 for the bed and tote, one for the toe, and one on each side. This turned out to be good, as I could make multiple attempts at the sides before I settled on ones I was happy with (I believe I made 5 sides total).

The tote was then shaped out of the piece that’s laminated in the middle.
The bed is 55° and is an older 2” ECE iron.

Made with all hand tools too :-)

This is just a compilation of images of making the plane :-)

The final project pictures can be found here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/91014

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods



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#1 posted 275 days ago

That is some brilliant work. Looks awesome.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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#2 posted 275 days ago

I watched a guy on you tube build a traditional. That is a ton of work do do. You did a great job Mos!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 275 days ago

Thanks Brian and Dan

SumoKun did the videos or something like that, I also watched those videos, and essentially how I did this one as well. Except he laminated just 2 pieces together, which is how I did my jointer plane. I like this method more, because I can make multiple attempts at the side abutments lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#4 posted 275 days ago

oh so sweet!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#5 posted 275 days ago

This is a very nice tool and a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 275 days ago

Thanks Don!

Charles, it’s not an addition to my shop, it’s an addition to NateDog’s shop :-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#7 posted 275 days ago

Very interesting. How did you make the strike button? With traditional handled wood planes, is the handle typically the ramp as well? I am not sure I have ever seen that before.

Greg

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#8 posted 275 days ago

So does the bottom of the tote become part of the sole or is it set into a rabbet in the sole? I think I followed everything else. Thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 275 days ago

Greg, I’m not sure if the tote usually flows into the bed or not, but I liked the look of it, so I left it. I do believe that they’re often 1 solid piece of wood for all of it, though. Strike button is a roughly 1-3/16” long 1” diameter hard maple dowel. I used files on the end to round it a bit, and then a handbrace to drill down about 1” deep, then glued it in.

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Candy, it does become part of the sole, and is just laminated between the two sides. :-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#10 posted 275 days ago

Cool. Would like to see that. I’m guessing you don’t have pictures of the sole? Maybe Natedog can post one?

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 275 days ago

This is about the best picture I have of the sole… maybe Nathan can get a better picture for us.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#12 posted 274 days ago

Really, a very beautiful object.
How well does white oak wear?
Is it hard enough of the plane sole?

-- Bert

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#13 posted 274 days ago

Thanks Bert.

It’s about on par with Ash and Beech, but not quite as hard as Hard Maple. It’s on the lower end of what you’d want to use for a plane, but with that said, it should be fine for quite a while… I believe I’ve seen some people selling cherry side escapement planes, which would technically be a softer wood than red oak

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#14 posted 274 days ago

Fantastic Mos.

It is always a pleasure to see how you work. Thanks for taking the time to share it with us.

-- ~Tony

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CFrye

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#15 posted 274 days ago

Was finally able to decifer where the glue lines were. Tight! Thanks for the pic.
Another question. In pics #2,3 & 4 is all that done with chisels afte the first two thru cuts?

-- God bless, Candy

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