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Project by madts posted 03-30-2015 07:40 PM 1825 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have always wanted to make my own planes, and now I have a set. Large one is 49 cm. next is 23 cm. and the baby is 14 cm. The baby was the first.

http://lumberjocks.com/madts/blog/50826

These where inspired by amongst others Mads (Mafe). I have never before tried to use a Japanese style plane before, but I can say that I really like them.

The finish is Linseed oil, 3 coats, and then wax on the sole.

Give it a try and have some fun.

And yes Paul, this is addicting.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.





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mafe

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#1 posted 03-30-2015 08:33 PM

Wauuu Madts, I can see you really went for it.
Wonderful planes, I love that you made them in pull version (Japanese), gives them some extra appeal.
Beautiful work you have done there.
Also I love those mallets! (I’m so happy for mine, thanks).
I am working on a handful of mini planes, but started making order in the shop instead for some days…
Noting like planes we have made our self, I feel sure these will be favorites.
Best thoughts my friend,
Mads

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

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kiefer

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#2 posted 03-30-2015 09:11 PM

You done a nice job on these and it very enticing but I don’t need another addiction .LOL
Enjoy your planes and post the first project that you have used them on also what is your source for irons ?

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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mafe

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#3 posted 03-30-2015 09:13 PM

Klaus, I am sure it’s because you don’t have the skills!
(Might be a provocation or let’s call it a challenge).
Smiles.

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

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madts

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#4 posted 03-30-2015 09:51 PM

The plane blades are from my friendly picker. The blade for the big one was made by OHIO TOOL Co. Thistle brand. High grade steel. It is a tapered blade, 8.5 mm. at the business end and 2.5 mm. at the top end. Never heard of them. But it sure is sharp now. The smaller blades are made by R.FLANE, I think it says. Hard to read on these old blades. They stay sharp though.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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mafe

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#5 posted 03-31-2015 12:47 AM

Ohhh yes some of those old blades are made from wonderful steel and they can hold a good edge.
;-)

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

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shipwright

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#6 posted 03-31-2015 01:26 AM

Congrats madts. It is a joy to use planes that you have crafted to fit your own soul.
I smile every time I pick one of mine up.

..... and I agree with Mads. I don’t think Klaus has the skills required ….... ;-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#7 posted 03-31-2015 05:56 AM

Come on Guy’s. Be nice to Klaus. If He really puts his heart into it, I am sure he can make something that is useable. If he does it will most probably have a cog belt or something weird built into it.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#8 posted 03-31-2015 10:20 AM

lol

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

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