Hand Planes #1: This is a hand plane. Everything else is kids' stuff.

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Blog entry by ecktwo posted 09-28-2011 11:51 PM 2157 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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An amazing plane that cuts paper thin shaving 10” wide:

-- ecktwo

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Jorge G.

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#1 posted 09-28-2011 11:58 PM

Well, IMO what is important is how nice is the surface on the wood not how thin are the shavings. I don’t understand this obsession with thin shavings, they end up on the floor, not on the work.

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#2 posted 09-29-2011 12:11 AM

IMO- JGM0658 (If, in fact, that IS your real name…) a perfectly even, ultra thin shaving can ony occur if the blade is leaving a perfect surface. THAT’S the obsession with thin shavings…

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#3 posted 09-29-2011 12:57 AM

I fast-forwarded to the end.

It seems like an awesome tool, especially if you’re in the paper-making business.

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#4 posted 09-29-2011 01:12 AM

i wish i could get that with my plane that is some skill

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#5 posted 09-29-2011 03:55 AM

that is awesome!!!

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#6 posted 09-29-2011 04:08 AM

Even my wife was impressed with that plane!

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#7 posted 09-29-2011 05:13 AM

StumpyNubs (If that is really your real name :) ) That would be true if you start with a perfect surface, as it seems it is the case of the beam they use to demonstrate the plane. But then, why plane it again? Try to flatten a table with those thin shavings and let me know how long it takes you and how even the shavings are. As a smoother it might work.

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#8 posted 09-29-2011 01:03 PM

Is that how they make notebook paper?

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#9 posted 09-30-2011 03:47 AM

needs a lateral adjustment.

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#10 posted 09-30-2011 04:02 AM

>“needs a lateral adjustment”
I’d say he needs a TP roll to roll it up on…... for use later. :)

Me to on the skepticism. I’d say that what he is doing only works on one species of wood and under ideal conditions. If any of you hand-tool guys had that plane, could you really use it to flatten a bench or a table top?

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#11 posted 09-30-2011 04:29 AM

Awsome is absolutely correct.I especially liked the part when he looked at the shaving almost in disgust and tossed it aside as if wern’t good enough

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#12 posted 10-02-2011 05:19 AM

Where is the 10” wide part of the plane ?...sure isn’t the blade !

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#13 posted 10-02-2011 05:32 AM


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