Dragon Hand Plane

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Project by Waldschrat posted 01-21-2009 07:01 PM 2773 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok fellow LJ’s, here it is! As I said when I posted the “Iron Fist Plane”, “I have another to show.”

It is an old mustered out plane, and I refurbished. Originaly it is a Ulmia hand plane, but I decided that instead of the usual old style grip I thought I could turn a tool into a bit of a work of art, and get some laughs at the same time. So a very good friend of mine and myself carved two different dragons, here is mine. I

t is suppose to be a more “asian” style dragon with horns out of Yew, and eyes of rosewood. The dragon itself is carved out of Hornbeam.

I hope you guys like it. I will also post a pic of my friends hand plane which is also an old one refurbished but with a more “european” style dragon grip….

Let me know what you think. I have noticed that in America and in England the woodworkers tend to use a iron hand plane… so maybe this would not work, in Germany they are probably 90 percent out wood.

Please keep in mind I am a cabinetmaker and not a wood carver, which are two different careers in germany so the carving is not perfect… but I am getting better, this one came before the “Iron Fist Plane”

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

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 01-21-2009 07:03 PM


-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 01-21-2009 07:09 PM

Pretty neat, now, put a lighter in it to blow flame out the nostrils. LOL

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 01-21-2009 07:11 PM

Very cool!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 01-21-2009 08:07 PM

Sweet Plane…


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#5 posted 01-22-2009 12:27 AM

Excellent, excellent, excellent and a very fine sense of humor.

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

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#6 posted 01-22-2009 01:26 AM

Very clever!!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#7 posted 01-22-2009 08:45 AM

Way to put a little extra in this project. We all feel joy with the work we do but I think your dragon planes bring a smile as well. Thanks for posting.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#8 posted 01-22-2009 05:38 PM

That is such a neat plane.Good job.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#9 posted 01-22-2009 06:30 PM

That’s not a dragon mein freund that’s a loch ness monster My brother married it I should know.Alistair

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

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#10 posted 01-22-2009 06:34 PM

Neat Plane Great Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#11 posted 04-10-2009 05:47 AM

Funny project, that Ulmia smoother turned out really nice!
Lately, I have had some interest in old carved handplanes….are there museums in Germany about thos ancient tools?

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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