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OK, I’m a Gemini. I have twin everything it seems. When I built my first chevalet in Green Valley Az. (winter home) I knew that I needed one at home in Canada as well so I built Chevy II, the Canadian cousin. My excuse then was that it was too big to transport back and forth.

Then last winter I discovered Ron Hock’s superb blades for wooden planes and built myself a set of three. I liked them so much I wanted to bring them home but it didn’t seem right. They were desert planes made of Mesquite and Osage Orange and they belonged to Arizona. The answer was to bring a few blades home and make these Canadian cousins out of coastal B.C. woods.

They may look quite familiar if you saw my previous set although I didn’t take measurements. These are made from Arbutus, like my bench, and Garry Oak, a white Oak native to Vancouver Island.

I did make one big improvement in the shoulder plane. I had problems with shavings jamming in the first one so I created a spiral exit on this one. It’s really easy to do if you have a scroll saw which I don’t in Az.

Of course no project is complete without marquetry so I added my cypher on the two larger ones.

Thanks for looking in.

Paul

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/





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grizzman

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#1 posted 46 days ago

very good, very appropriate , there beautiful..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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prometej065

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#2 posted 46 days ago

Small lovely features a lot of talk about the man .. A great man.

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Boxguy

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#3 posted 46 days ago

Paul, what beautiful work. I can hear them cutting. I feel what you mean about being of a particular place, especially with tools. Each set does belong where you have them. Why not have things in pairs if you can. However, I do hope that you stick with just one wife.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 46 days ago

Art…you could sell these hand crafted beauties…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Roger

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#5 posted 46 days ago

Oh those ribbons.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Bob Current

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#6 posted 46 days ago

+1 for Napaman, build them for sale and they will come.

-- When you are wrong admit it, when you are right forget it.

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#7 posted 46 days ago

Another beautiful set of planes. Now that your back in Canada you have to split your time between woodworking and sailing and it appears your woodworking time has been well spent :)

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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Philip

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#8 posted 46 days ago

Very nice Paul!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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sras

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#9 posted 46 days ago

Awesome (again)

The more I see hand made planes, the higher up they move on my list.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 46 days ago

Paul,

Happy Birthday Gemini,

From another Gemini. You are a master woodworker!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 46 days ago

Very vine design, Paul. An excellent tool!!!!!!!.....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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sandhill

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#12 posted 46 days ago

Nice work Paul, very nice.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#13 posted 46 days ago

wow. As always Paul, those are incredibly well done.

-- Steve. Follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/campbellwoodworking or check me out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/campbellwoodworkingne

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#14 posted 46 days ago

LOOKS super good, Paul!

Happy Birthday…!!

I’m a Gemini too…

I knew you were getting hooked on those hand tools, planes especially. :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#15 posted 46 days ago

What a nice birthday present to yourself. My birthday is coming up soon…
Those are beyond awesome, Paul. Your work inspires me. Thank you for sharing!
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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