|Project by Blake||posted 1823 days ago||3956 views||9 times favorited||17 comments|
My first shop-made hand plane, based on various books by James Krenov. Made form a block of Koa, which I bought on our honeymoon in Kauai, Hawaii two and a half years ago. I’ve been saving it for a special project, which I knew I would keep for myself.
All the shaping was finished by hand and tool marks left on the surface for grip as well as aesthetics. Protected with boiled linseed oil and wax. Two-inch blade.
I love how this plane feels when using it. But the best part is how easy it is to adjust. To lower the blade you give it a gentle tap on the back of the iron with a light hammer. To raise the blade, you tap on the back of the plane body and then once on the wedge to tighten it up. I am so tired of the nail-busting adjustment knob on block planes. This plane makes it so easy and quick to make micro adjustments.
Check out the blog HERE which follows the building process.
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