The Iron Fist Plane

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Project by Waldschrat posted 01-09-2009 05:35 PM 2019 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not wanting to spend 100 Euros for a plane that I am not using that much (large planes are not used much in our shop) but still not having one i felt a bit incomplete, so I decided to make one. We just finished a very large solid Ami. Sugar Maple table and one of the extra “don’t know what to do with it” pieces I grabbed and turned it into my plane body….

but I thought “well it could use something else” and started carving what turned out to be an almost exact copy of my right fist! The Grip is offset turned also out of maple and the blade is a brand new antique that I happened to find at a very old store around the corner from my shop. The Wedge which is typical of planes in europe (the ones that I know are almost all wood), as well as the blade angle and width and length.

To keep it easy to dust off (I was not joking when I said that the larger planes (jack Planes?) are not use often) I used PUR Lack, which is also unusual for skulpturs

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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#1 posted 01-09-2009 05:42 PM

This is the funnest jointer I’ve ever seen, Nicholas. Great job!

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#2 posted 01-09-2009 05:44 PM

I will have to post a picture of my every day planer it has a dragon instead of the normal horn/grip in the front!

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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#3 posted 01-09-2009 05:46 PM

An old world multi-tool. You can use it to work your wood, or to punish the guy that puts his drink on your cast iron. :)

-- I may not know a lot, but at least I know that I don't know.?.?. I think.

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#4 posted 01-09-2009 05:53 PM

Nifty neat!!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 01-09-2009 06:27 PM

neat stuff.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#6 posted 01-09-2009 06:52 PM

A great looking plane and it does look huge!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#7 posted 01-09-2009 06:59 PM

it expresses emotion with every stroke…

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#8 posted 01-09-2009 07:40 PM

I love it, great job.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#9 posted 01-10-2009 04:45 AM

Great job!

-- BigEd, sawdust maker in Ohio

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#10 posted 01-10-2009 01:09 PM

how cool is that!

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#11 posted 01-06-2011 12:58 AM

well I didn´t catch this one first time I look at your projects
but I realy like it
the perfect plane to use on a frustrated day …to tell coworkers not to deal
with you when its on the bench …...LOL

take care

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#12 posted 03-06-2012 06:51 PM

great job gives me an idea thanks for posting

-- george Nl,Canada

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