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My first Homemade Wooden Bench Plane

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Project by Sawdustmaker115 posted 01-31-2015 01:42 AM 1456 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this 22’’ long by 3-1/2’’ tall by 3’’ wide jointer plane from hard maple, I laminated four 3/4’’ boards.
I cut the bed angle at 45 degrees and made the wedge angle 8 degrees. this was finished with 3 coats healthy coats of linseed oil, and then I applied 4 coats of past wax to the sole.

I plan on making more wooden body planes in the future, I really enjoyed the process of making this tool. there is definitely something awesome about making your own tools!!! All comments welcome and thanks for looking! :)

-- Anthony--http://knottywoodshop.weebly.com/





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cutmantom

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#1 posted 01-31-2015 02:13 AM

I made a rabbet plane and chiseled the mortis for the blade and wedge, doing it split limits you did I think is a bet

ter, faster way

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#2 posted 01-31-2015 04:30 AM


I made a rabbet plane and chiseled the mortis for the blade and wedge, doing it split limits you did I think is a bet

ter, faster way

- cutmantom

The only thing with doing it split is that you’ve really gotta pay attention to the layout and not make any mistakes, the mouth on mine ended up being about 3/32’’ off so I had to end up widening the mouth opening otherwise the iron had more chatter then what can be put into words!!

A rebbate plane is on my ever growing list of planes to make/get. I really like yours, it looks like your iron has some sort of camber on it??? (looks like the shape of a scraper chisel that you’d use on the lathe)
Did you make the body out of sapele wood?

-- Anthony--http://knottywoodshop.weebly.com/

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#3 posted 01-31-2015 07:33 AM

Looks very nice.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#4 posted 01-31-2015 12:25 PM

Your design is a little different. Your tote doesn’t have a horn and you cutter is more toward the front. Was there a specific reason, or did it just wind up that way?

I like the contrasting wood. Nice job!

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#5 posted 01-31-2015 12:55 PM

Shop made plane! Great! What kind of blade did you use? Making lots of curls! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 01-31-2015 05:08 PM



Your design is a little different. Your tote doesn t have a horn and you cutter is more toward the front. Was there a specific reason, or did it just wind up that way?

I like the contrasting wood. Nice job!

- Don W

As for the iron placement I just thought it made sense to put it there. Now as for the tote, I wanted to use only that scrap of tiger wood that I had, as I originally sketched the tote with the traditional design but the piece of wood wasn’t large enough so I came up with this(and I really don’t like it all that well) Making this plane has taught me a lot, and my next plane will be much better. Like anything else in woodworking I learn as I do things so it’s the same with this project.


Shop made plane! Great! What kind of blade did you use? Making lots of curls! Thanks for sharing.

- CFrye

Just a extra iron from a smooth plane :), I didn’t want to spend any money for a new iron, which would have been the better way to go, but this iron really works just fine as long as the wedge is fully seated.

-- Anthony--http://knottywoodshop.weebly.com/

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#7 posted 01-31-2015 05:18 PM

This may be a crazy idea…you could use a piece cut out from the hand hole to ‘graft’ a horn to the tote. Kinda like a repair. I mean, since you don’t like it…or add a contrasting wood?

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 01-31-2015 06:56 PM



This may be a crazy idea…you could use a piece cut out from the hand hole to graft a horn to the tote. Kinda like a repair. I mean, since you don t like it…or add a contrasting wood?

- CFrye

yeah, that’s a good idea!

-- Anthony--http://knottywoodshop.weebly.com/

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#9 posted 01-31-2015 08:05 PM

Great job

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#10 posted 01-31-2015 08:25 PM

Yes I admire your work.I have never made a plane yet was it fun.I suspect it would be a good deal of enjoyment to do.You are doing great keep at it and you can look back on this and see how you progress over the years. Alistair

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

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#11 posted 02-01-2015 12:42 AM


Yes I admire your work.I have never made a plane yet was it fun.I suspect it would be a good deal of enjoyment to do.You are doing great keep at it and you can look back on this and see how you progress over the years. Alistair

- SCOTSMAN

Yes! This was a ton of fun to build, I thoroughly enjoyed every part of making it (other then sanding and finishing)

I’ve since found this video and in my opinion this is a great video series and really does a good job at explaining everything, here's the link

-- Anthony--http://knottywoodshop.weebly.com/

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#12 posted 02-05-2015 04:57 PM

Take a look at the Ron Hock kits, he uses dowel pins to align the parts for gluing. After the glue-up he cuts the ends off. Just plan to have the blank long enough to cut off the extra.

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#13 posted 03-15-2015 12:36 PM

Wood is called cumaru, similar to Ipe, the blade is straight , it was cut from an old saw blade

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