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Project by HansR posted 05-19-2015 05:46 PM 923 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The shown planes are the first I build.
They are made of maple and walnut. The blades are from LeeValley’s “Heinz palm plane” and 40mm “Taiwanese-Style Planes”
Since I’m a beginner in woodworking I like to build some of my hand tools.
Learned a lot building these planes.
The biggest surprise was to see that there is now a lot better understanding how to adjust and use a hand plane.





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BNMD

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#1 posted 05-20-2015 03:05 PM

HansR, these are tremendous. You sure you’re a beginner? That larger plane looks like it has an adjustable mouth even!

Do you mind going into the craftsmanship a bit—like blade angles. These use only a single iron, right? Sorry for requesting such detail; I want to begin making planes since I’m a beginner as well and money’s tight.

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#2 posted 05-20-2015 04:28 PM

Those are nice looking planes. Great job.
Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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HansR

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#3 posted 05-22-2015 12:45 AM



HansR, these are tremendous. You sure you re a beginner? That larger plane looks like it has an adjustable mouth even!

Do you mind going into the craftsmanship a bit—like blade angles. These use only a single iron, right? Sorry for requesting such detail; I want to begin making planes since I m a beginner as well and money s tight.

- BNMD

@BNMD

Yes, I think I’m still a beginner. Retired and woodworking since 2 years, mostly during the winter.
To answer your questions:
Yes, the large plane has an adjustable mouth. The plane is 9 1/4” long, 2 1/4” wide and 1 1/2” heigh.
Toe lenght is 4 3/4”
The blade angle is 45 deg, blade bevel down.
I used the 40mm blade from LeeValley “Taiwanese-Style Planes”
You can push or pull this plane and I can tell you that it works wonderfully.
If you need any additional information you can send me a pm for sure.

Happy woodworking
Hans

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HansR

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#4 posted 06-01-2015 11:12 PM

Thanks to all of you for your kind comments.

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