Airplane Hand Plane

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Project by Steve posted 10-22-2015 01:28 PM 2120 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this Airplane Hand Plane for Steve Ramsey’s fundraiser that benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation. It’s made from mahogany and curly maple. I borrowed the blade from an old hand plane. It actually makes some shavings, but would probably work better with a higher quality blade. I also made a fake wooden blade that I will keep in it, since it’s mainly just a display conversation piece.

Click here to watch my YouTube video of this project.

Click here to read my article about it and download the free pattern.

Thanks for checking out my new “plane”. Steve…

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA -

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Bill Akins

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#1 posted 10-22-2015 01:30 PM

Excellant job Steve. Leave it to you to make the must unique and coolest project.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#2 posted 10-22-2015 01:57 PM

Steve this needed to be in the tool review section. lol
This is not your ordinary every day run of the mill plain old plane plane.
Really cool idea and execution.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs here on Lumber Jocks..

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#3 posted 10-22-2015 02:46 PM

Great idea and you did great bringing the idea to reality. I wish I had half of your creativity. I made the single wing plane that Steve provided but haven’t taken any pictures yet.

-- Rick - DeWalt 788 & Ex21 -

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#4 posted 10-22-2015 03:02 PM

Now that’s just plane brilliant! :-)

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#5 posted 10-22-2015 03:45 PM

Cool stuff, Steve. Haven’t had a chance to watch the video yet, but I will make it happen today.

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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#6 posted 10-22-2015 06:13 PM

Well done!

-- irtamos, Belgium

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#7 posted 10-22-2015 08:22 PM

Me likiey ! One of my favorites.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 10-22-2015 09:03 PM

That is awesome, I love it. You should try an idea I had of making a “rabbit” rabbet plane, might be funny.

-- Brian Noel

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#9 posted 10-22-2015 09:19 PM

Bunny rabbet

A squirrel tailed plane would be funny too.

Send me some pictures if you make one.

-- Brian Noel

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#10 posted 10-22-2015 09:42 PM

You take things very literally, hah. I love that it actually works.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#11 posted 10-22-2015 11:11 PM

Put landing gear on her and she’ll keep the plane level me thinks???

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#12 posted 10-23-2015 01:42 AM

Thats plane crazy. makes me want to build one and go planing and make chips fly. Don’t even have to wait for good weather.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#13 posted 10-23-2015 07:54 AM

Awesome project for such nice cause. Realy inventive project. Nice and practical at the same time.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 10-23-2015 01:10 PM

Wow, thanks everyone for the nice comments! I really appreciate it. It was a fun project. I put the wooden blade in it last night. I had to pry the wedge out because the finish stuck together. oops lol

I love the Rabbet Plane idea @bearkatwood – You should make the rabbit shaped one!!!

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA -

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#15 posted 10-23-2015 07:00 PM

My 3-year-old son would love this. He calls the flying ones “hair” planes. Maybe I can do a triple by making one like that, but with hair. ;-)

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