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Project by shipwright posted 08-08-2014 04:02 PM 2940 views 4 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After digesting the many favourable comments on my last post of plane builds for my Canadian shop and with the encouragement of some of you on the forum I decided to take the plunge and build a few sets for sale. Each set will include one each of the three shown. The blades are from Ron Hock at Hock Tools and the woods in the current batch are my local Vancouver Island Arbutus (Madrone) and Garry Oak along with accents in Queen Ebony (Tubi).

One set is already sold and one set has been sent off to a friend for a “second opinion” confirmation that I’m on the right track. I like them a lot myself but it’s hard to be objective about your own work.

If things work out I’ll offer options of owner’s initials on the opposite side from the maker’s mark and a custom (marquetry) box to keep them in.

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

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#1 posted 08-08-2014 04:28 PM

When will pricing be available?

Christmas is not too far off.

-- - Terry

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 08-08-2014 04:32 PM

Very nice tools, Paul. I’m sure you’ll sell every one of them!!..............Jim

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

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#3 posted 08-08-2014 04:35 PM

Terry, it is available now but not on the site. I think PM’s are the best as I don’t want to be commercial here.

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

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#4 posted 08-08-2014 04:47 PM

These planes look wonderful Paul and the shavings shown should be the best sales pitch. I don’t think you will have them in stock very long!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#5 posted 08-08-2014 05:15 PM

Magnificent and awesome to put it mildly…Looks like you will be busy for a while…

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#6 posted 08-08-2014 05:16 PM


Out of curiosity I checked your web page! No planes but a great presentation of your wonderful marquetry. I think the planes will be a great addition to your body of work. Although I have just reconstructed a woodworkers bench I am some time away from having a wooden plane in my hands. But I’m taking small steps around life’s problemss( like redoing bathroom cast iron) to get there.

Hope this goes well for you as they are pieces of art as well.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Jim Rowe

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#7 posted 08-08-2014 05:41 PM

These look really nice and I am sure will be a joy to use. There is definitely something different and better to using a wooden plane. I hope you are not getting too distracted from your marquetry! LOL

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#8 posted 08-08-2014 06:22 PM

They look amazing. Best of fortune on the new venture.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#9 posted 08-08-2014 06:49 PM

Excellent work!

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#10 posted 08-08-2014 06:52 PM

Very very nice Paul.
I love my rabbet plane that I made with the same iron.
I hope and believe these will sell well.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 08-08-2014 06:55 PM

Lovely tools, indeed. You should have a lot of takers.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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Don W

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#12 posted 08-08-2014 06:58 PM

damn they look good.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#13 posted 08-08-2014 07:25 PM

well your work is always an A+ TO ME, I KNOW WHATEVER YOU SET OUT TO DO IS GOING TO BE TOP NOTCH, Ooopppss darn caps button…thy are great looking…

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

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Gene Howe

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#14 posted 08-08-2014 07:39 PM

Beautiful planes. And it looks like you have a hangar full.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Joe Lyddon

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#15 posted 08-08-2014 08:08 PM

COOL idea, Paul

Hope it doesn’t turn into “a WORK” situation losing the FUN of it…

Very nice!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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