Block Plane/ Shop made

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Project by blackcherry posted 07-27-2009 10:43 PM 3704 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After recently making two smoothing plane and being satisfied with the results, I put my site on a block plane. This time I chose rosewood and curly maple piece for extra durability. Again I use a Hock blade assembly and here is the finish product. I’ll post some cutting ribbon at a later date. Thanks for viewing Blackcherry.

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#1 posted 07-27-2009 10:58 PM

great plane. Can’t wait for the action pics

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#2 posted 07-27-2009 11:28 PM

Beautiful. A great looking plane. Now to see the results.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 07-28-2009 12:29 AM

Wonderful! I need to muster up the courage to try to build one. What do I have to lose?

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#4 posted 07-28-2009 01:14 AM

Jamie this is a great little project with really the only expense is the blade OUCH!!! But they really perform as you will see in the new pics above….Blkcherry

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#6 posted 07-28-2009 02:27 AM

Nice plane!

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#7 posted 07-28-2009 03:17 AM

Beautiful plane. Looks like you could wrap a gift with those uniform ribbons

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#8 posted 07-28-2009 07:10 AM

Beautiful ribbons. Looks like you could use the dark ribbons as an edge veneer.

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#9 posted 07-28-2009 07:15 AM

I will stick to cutting boards, and leave the fine wood tool making to you .

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#10 posted 07-28-2009 07:54 AM


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#11 posted 07-28-2009 08:28 AM

it appears that it planes as well as it looks. Mine feel so ugly now LOL

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#12 posted 07-28-2009 02:13 PM

Thanks for all the input LJ. These really are easy and very useful tools and I can’t say enough about the Hock blades. They do need a refine sharping but the results are amazing. Its a great way to use scraps of figured woods. Next I will tackle the joiner plane so the set will be complete. Thanks again…Blkcherry

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#13 posted 07-28-2009 06:46 PM

Obviously, it cuts as good as it looks.


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#14 posted 08-22-2010 01:51 PM

That’s a beautiful plane – you did a great job on that.

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