First wooden hand plane #1: beginning!

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Blog entry by TheBigCheese231 posted 05-17-2009 07:11 AM 1167 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I bought a board of 3/4 beech. I chopped four pieces of it and glued it up. I’ve been wanting to make one of these for a while now. My dad is helping me with parts as I am still not allowed to use the tablesaw. This is going to take a while because of school and other priorities. Im going to bed the iron at 50 degrees. Its going to be my hybrid of a coffin smoother and a krenov style plane. I hope to get to actually shaping of it soon.

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#1 posted 05-17-2009 07:33 AM

It sounds like you have a good idea what you want and good references so I’m sure you will do well. Welcome to LJs

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#2 posted 05-17-2009 07:47 AM

Sounds great I cant wait


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#3 posted 05-17-2009 10:47 AM

I too wait for the making of a fine tool.

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#4 posted 05-17-2009 03:10 PM

”My dad is helping me with parts as I am still not allowed to use the tablesaw.”

I remember those days very well, the sad part is that while I was living it, the days seemed to drag on, but now it seems like that was just yesterday. I look forward to updates on your project.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#5 posted 05-17-2009 04:52 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!
Im with the same plans, I already ordered a 1 3/4” Iron with chipbreaker and the Krenov Plane Plans from Hock Tools , but I want to make it the old way, that is making the iron housing in a solid block of wood, with lateral abutments for the wedge.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#6 posted 05-17-2009 05:07 PM

Ditto what Brianinpa said -
Treasure these days.
And it is great to see a youngster appreciating working closely with the wood.

-- Those who insist it can't be done - should politely refrain from interrupting those who are doing it.

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