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My first hand plane

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Project by icemanhank posted 02-21-2015 11:19 PM 1228 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been inspired by some members of LJ to have a go at making some tools (thanks Mafe) and thought I would start with a kit plane. I brought the kit from Veritas and had it shipped to Oz as I couldn’t get the kit over here.

A good friend at my woodworking club; https://www.facebook.com/Hawkesburywoodcraft?ref=hl
had a smallish piece of Gidgee which is an Australian hardwood found mainly in the outback. The wood is mostly burnt due to it’s massive burn time and the fact that it burns away to nearly nothing (virtually no ash even). The trees don’t grow very large and this piece still had the bark, cambium and sapwood.

I wanted to use just the brown heartwood but the piece was too small so I concertrated on getting as much of the heartwood on the sole of the plane and what happened to the rest just happened.

The kit was really nicely finished and a great starting point to do something like this. I am looking forward to trying to do some other tools for my workshop as I found it a really satisfying project.

The finish is 3 coats of Scandinavian oil.

Thanks for looking.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia





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racerglen

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#1 posted 02-21-2015 11:59 PM

Pretty darn nice result Hank !

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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icemanhank

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#2 posted 02-22-2015 12:01 AM

Thx Glen.


Pretty darn nice result Hank !

- racerglen


-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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Woodbridge

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#3 posted 02-22-2015 01:15 AM

beautiful wood. Looks like you did a great job making that hand plane. Using planes that you have made yourself is very rewarding. I can guarantee that you will want to make more .

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Andre

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#4 posted 02-22-2015 05:47 AM

Looks good, Krenov planes are fantastic and can really test some of your skills in construction and tuning!
By the way usually there are some shavings, the thinner the better!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Jim Rowe

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#5 posted 02-22-2015 09:31 AM

Nicely done. Great piece of wood. Enjoy using it.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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mafe

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#6 posted 02-22-2015 10:07 AM

Wauuuuu
What a lovely plane you got your self made there.
The Veritas company do make some sweet stuff, love that Norris type adjuster.
I think you were lucky to get that wonderful piece of wood, the sap wood details makes it stand out and have it’s own soul.
Hope it will serve you well for years and years, this one could become the one you always reach for.
Thanks for your kind words, they bring a big smile here.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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icemanhank

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#7 posted 02-22-2015 10:31 AM

You are a real inspiration mate.

Kind regards David


Wauuuuu
What a lovely plane you got your self made there.
The Veritas company do make some sweet stuff, love that Norris type adjuster.
I think you were lucky to get that wonderful piece of wood, the sap wood details makes it stand out and have it s own soul.
Hope it will serve you well for years and years, this one could become the one you always reach for.
Thanks for your kind words, they bring a big smile here.
Best thoughts,
Mads

- mafe


-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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kdc68

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#8 posted 02-22-2015 11:25 AM

The time and effort paid off in a real beautiful plane !....Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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icemanhank

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#9 posted 02-23-2015 12:16 AM

Thanks kdc


The time and effort paid off in a real beautiful plane !....Well done !

- kdc68

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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mafe

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#10 posted 02-23-2015 04:53 PM

Smiles thanks.

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

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StumpyNubs

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#11 posted 02-25-2015 10:28 PM

I’d like to show this on the next episode of “Behind the Sawdust”. Do you mind?

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icemanhank

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#12 posted 02-25-2015 10:39 PM

Sure Stumpy no problems, I’d be chuffed!

Regards David

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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StumpyNubs

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#13 posted 02-25-2015 10:52 PM

One more thing… what the heck does “chuffed” mean?

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icemanhank

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#14 posted 02-25-2015 11:04 PM

Haha it’s more of an English term I guess, it means;

chuffed |CHəft|
adjective [ predic. ] British informal
very pleased: I’m dead chuffed to have won.
ORIGIN 1950s: from dialect chuff ‘plump or pleased.’

Cheers mate!

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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icemanhank

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#15 posted 02-25-2015 11:04 PM

Really pleased!

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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