Wooden Plane

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Project by MactheKnife posted 04-19-2014 12:05 AM 1028 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was very lucky to recieve a Hock hand plane kit for my birthday this year and this is the result.

It was very easy to build the plane and sharpen the blade from the instructions and kit provided, it took me about an hour in total I think.

The body is jarrah with beech (I think) for the cross pin and frog. I liked the contrast between the ash dowels and the jarrah so I didn’t cut those areas off when I shaped the body post glue up.

The finish is BLO and some shellack.

I had one wooden plane before, a large Marples jointer which I found hard to set up, however of all my planes I find this the easiest to adjust and the most pleasing to use. It also cuts beautifully, those Hock blades are worth the money!

The other planes in the picture are L to R – Marples 22 inch Jointer, Rolson No.7, Record No.5 1/2, Stanley No.4 and a Record 9 1/2.

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#1 posted 04-19-2014 03:58 AM

Very nice plane. I’m a big fan of Hock blades.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#2 posted 04-19-2014 04:13 AM

Nice build.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 04-19-2014 12:20 PM

very cool, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#4 posted 04-19-2014 03:57 PM

Very nice. Ron Hock is a class act.
What’s the bed angle?

-- Your failures do not take away your possibilities.

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#5 posted 04-19-2014 09:58 PM

Wolfdaddy its 45 Deg, works fine on most woods, even managed some Ash without tear out. Didn’t like purple heart though!

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#6 posted 04-20-2014 01:04 AM

Time to make a higher angle one for the purpleheart!

-- Your failures do not take away your possibilities.

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#7 posted 04-22-2014 12:56 AM

beautiful plane

-- regards, cyclops4069

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