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Building a wooden block plane

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Blog entry by madts posted 03-03-2015 08:06 AM 2344 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have always wanted to make a wood plane. A friend of mine, a picker, got me some blades not too long ago. I also had a block of Walnut wanting to be cut up
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Next on to the body parts and the sides.

Now I can start laying out the geometry.

This is the rod to be used 3/8”. Sorry no Brass this time.
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Final layout.

This is the fun part , the glue up.

Now we are almost there. All the body parts.

Et viola. The finished product.

This was surprising easy, that I can see me making several of these beasts. Just to suit my needs.
After the blade went through the Tormek, this baby planes like a gem.
If you should have a spare blade laying around, you should give it a try. Very satisfying little project.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.



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fatandy2003

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#1 posted 03-03-2015 12:50 PM

Looks good madts! Building planes is very addicting. Looks like you are ready to join the next tool swap (planes and spokeshaves).

Cheers,

-- -- Andy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine

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#2 posted 03-03-2015 02:14 PM

Nice little plane madts.
Be carefully though. I made myself a few planes last year and then made sixteen more.
It can get addictive. Wooden planes are just so lovely to feel in your hands and to use.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#3 posted 03-03-2015 02:52 PM

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Fatandy2003 has the right idea for your great plane building skills.

No glue starving in your glue ups, good job.

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#4 posted 03-30-2015 08:36 PM

I love this small one.
Yes it is so much more easy than we imagine to make these planes, but it do take some precession and it seems like you nailed it (not literally speaking).
Way to go.
May they serve you well.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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