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Project by PetVet posted 11-07-2008 06:34 PM 1523 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These always look so neat, I just had to try and make one. I also had made a shooting board to square up end grain and needed a plane that would work on it.

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.





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John Stegall

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#1 posted 11-07-2008 06:53 PM

Very useful, good job. Is it made of cherry?
john

-- jstegall

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PetVet

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#2 posted 11-07-2008 07:01 PM

Aye, John, it was some scrap cherry leftover from the huntboard project. I will probably be replacing the sole in about a year…..
Rich

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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woodworm

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#3 posted 11-07-2008 08:02 PM

Beautiful and functional!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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AgentTwitch

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#4 posted 11-07-2008 09:19 PM

Very nice Krenov-like hand plane!
I like your rationale for building this plane: “I built a shooting board so I needed a plane that would work on it.”
I am going to build an outfeed table and buy a large drum sander to go with it :)

-- Regards, Norm

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sharad

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#5 posted 11-08-2008 02:17 PM

A wonderful piece of workmanship in making this block plane. A video of this project would have been helpful for many who intend to make a similar plane. Please let us know how you have made a shooting board.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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wells

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#6 posted 11-08-2008 02:21 PM

Very nice! I will have to put one of these on my to get to list!

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kewald

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#7 posted 11-08-2008 05:18 PM

good job! For those of you who haven’t made your own planes, check out www.hocktools.com. They have plans, kits and great blades.

-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX

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Douglas Bordner

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#8 posted 11-08-2008 06:08 PM

Nice one!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Davesfunwoodworking

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#9 posted 11-09-2008 06:34 AM

Very nice! I would say you did a great job.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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Patrick Oughton

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#10 posted 11-10-2008 02:55 AM

Awesone job
What blade did you use – I was thinking of making up a couple of planes but rather than buying new blades re-using older ones

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PetVet

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#11 posted 11-10-2008 03:50 PM

Hey Pat, I used a blade from an old Stanley block plane I had. You can buy new blades at Woodcraft stores or online if you don’t want to.

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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