Hooded Woman Japanese Style Rebate Plane.

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Project by RusticJohn posted 01-02-2015 07:09 AM 1557 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently in a moment of madness I bought a couple of vintage Japanese rebate planes of very dubious quality. It seemed a good idea at the time but even in my wildest imagination I could not see that restoration was possible. However the blades were good so I decided to completely rebuild in my own style. The result of the first is as shown in the photos. It actually looks better than in the photos as the enlargement in the second one is very harsh. I always put a hooded woman on my rebate planes.

The wood was some form of hardwood from a pallet. Its not particularly pretty but is quite dense. The sole is Wenge. I am currently working on the second plane which will be in Walnut.

-- RusticJohn

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#1 posted 01-02-2015 08:18 AM

Thank you for sharing a plethora of talent and love which shines from your work.

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#2 posted 01-02-2015 09:59 AM

What a wonderful plane John. I love the personal touches you put in your work.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#3 posted 01-02-2015 11:45 AM

Lovely lady, lovely plane.
Love the fact that you gave the Japanese iron a new life.
Best thoughts,

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

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#4 posted 01-02-2015 02:11 PM

Very nice, surround yourself with beauty.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#5 posted 01-02-2015 10:17 PM

That’s a great plane, I love the carving and body shape.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#6 posted 01-02-2015 10:46 PM

That’s really nice. Is the body a single piece, or did you laminate it?

-- David W. Cupertino, CA

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#7 posted 01-02-2015 10:51 PM

Congrats on the find and on the nicely completed new plane. You did a very nice job on this piece, the carving is wonderful

-- Norman

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#8 posted 01-03-2015 01:49 AM

Really nice.

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#9 posted 01-03-2015 01:58 AM


-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#10 posted 01-03-2015 04:47 AM

Thank you all for the kind comments. I did laminate the body as per the James Krenov way. He is the great Guru for me and I try to achieved the principles he disseminated when he was alive.

-- RusticJohn

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#11 posted 01-04-2015 04:53 AM

Gorgeous! Your carving skills are superb! Thank You for sharing it with me!

-- --bch

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#12 posted 01-06-2015 02:11 PM

I think this is the most beautiful pallet project I’ve seen! Please post another pic of her face. You both deserve it! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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