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Project by Wally331 posted 08-20-2014 03:03 AM 2921 views 15 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this plane from some beautiful quarter sawn cherry with bubinga accents. It works like a champ and I have maybe $50 invested in it. Sure is a lot cheaper then a decent vintage one. Check out my blog to see how I made it, the build process is a bit long to describe here ;). The blade is a lie Nielsen moulding plane blank, and the nicker is made from an old table saw blade. Finish is simply tung oil or blood and wax. Already showing signs of use ;) Thanks for looking!





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#1 posted 08-20-2014 03:12 AM

Pretty cool project.

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#2 posted 08-20-2014 07:19 AM

Like it! Looks allmost identical to an old JPBO i have. Is it difficult to adjust?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#3 posted 08-20-2014 10:11 AM

Nice work Wally

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#4 posted 08-20-2014 11:34 AM

Very nice, Wally!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#5 posted 08-20-2014 11:47 AM

Beautiful and useful tool, nice, really nice. Have fun using it.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 08-20-2014 12:28 PM

Lovely plane, may it serve you well.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#7 posted 08-20-2014 12:31 PM

That’s a great looking plane. There is a real sense of satisfaction when you make a project using tools you have also made.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 08-20-2014 01:31 PM

Excellent work Wally!

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#9 posted 08-20-2014 01:39 PM

I have been given and purchased as a part of a package over the years many many old wooden planes I have several drawers in my shop full of them.
However one day I need to photograph them and ask the good opinion of you guys here .When I was able to use them a while back. I liked the look of some of the German planes so I bought a few from Germany which I still have and I also a few exceptionally nice British Scottish ones with brass fittings etc but I don’t know much about them however.Your one looks nice and I see you intend to use it that’s a nice touch with my parkinsons problem I can’t really even try that. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 08-20-2014 02:13 PM

Great job making that plane. Looks as good as any plane you could buy.

-- Julian

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#11 posted 08-20-2014 04:04 PM

Really nice job Wally.

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#12 posted 08-20-2014 06:31 PM

So who are we going to oooh and aaah at when you do the school thing Wally ?
D’mn you do good work !!

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#13 posted 08-20-2014 09:45 PM

That is really nice! I hope you keep making planes—that one is very good.

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#14 posted 08-20-2014 11:34 PM

Thanks for the kind comments everyone. It works even better than I expected. Clean and square cuts long or cross grain and no chatter in any wood. Its also quote easy to adjust for thick or thin shavings. I had figured it would be a problem bit its an extraordinarily easy and efficient tool to use.

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#15 posted 08-20-2014 11:34 PM

Not that I would ever attempt to make one but that is something I can appreciate and admire .

-- Kiefer 松

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