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Project by Wolfdaddy posted 08-12-2015 02:57 PM 1185 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recieved word from Chris (Wally331) that he got the plane I sent him on Friday. Here it is! White oak and wenge, with a 50° bed, and a 1 1/2” Hock iron.
The adjusting mallet is walnut and hickory.
Between full time dad duties and several unexpected home repairs, I did not get as much time to work on it as I would have liked. I was working on this right up until the last minute. In fact, I timed it so close that I missed making it to the UPS store to ship it off by about 5 minutes on the day of the shipping deadline. I wound up sending it the following Monday.
This is the third plane I have made, and by far the best one. I definitely see more of these in my future :)

Another attempt to show the grain.

Tightest mouth I have achieved yet!

-- "MOM! I think there's something under our house! I'm gonna need a jackhammer, a fish bowl, some air tanks, and maybe a few pipes."





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Hammerthumb

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#1 posted 08-12-2015 03:11 PM

I like the choice of woods Wolfdaddy. Beautiful plane!

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#2 posted 08-12-2015 04:08 PM

Beautiful grain in that oak, Wolfdaddy! What kind of blade did you use? It looks hefty! I really like the carving/engraving. dremel?
Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 08-12-2015 04:20 PM

Great design Wolfdaddy!

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JayT

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#4 posted 08-12-2015 04:33 PM

That white oak has some beautiful grain. Great job on the wood selection and construction. I’m sure Chris will enjoy it.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#5 posted 08-12-2015 04:35 PM

That is great looking. The colors, grain and shape all come together nicely.

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#6 posted 08-12-2015 04:45 PM

Now thats niiiice!!!

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#7 posted 08-12-2015 05:22 PM

Great job, tight mouth well done.

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#8 posted 08-12-2015 11:21 PM

Great job. The end grain is beautiful and I like the hand stop. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#9 posted 08-13-2015 04:09 AM

I Really like everything about that plane!!

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#10 posted 08-14-2015 06:57 AM

Very nice tool, been thinking if its possible to make a scraper from an extra Stanley sweetheart blade and cap iron I have. Do you think that’s possible and any suggestions??

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Wolfdaddy

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#11 posted 08-14-2015 12:38 PM

Candy, I used a Hock iron. I have a cheapo little rotary tool I used.

Belg1960, you could definitely make a scraper using the parts you have. I haven’t made one personally, but if you search the projects on this site you will find a bunch that people have made.

Thanks for looking, everyone!

-- "MOM! I think there's something under our house! I'm gonna need a jackhammer, a fish bowl, some air tanks, and maybe a few pipes."

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