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my first hand plane

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Project by rentman posted 08-10-2007 02:10 PM 2416 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this was my first try at making a hand plane.I really like the way it turned out.BTW phil you helped me a lot,even know you may not know,thanks for the info on you web site.

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN





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Gary

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#1 posted 08-10-2007 02:15 PM

Good job Phil. I’ve been telling myself I’m going to make one of these for years and just haven’t
gotten to it.
Now, where’s that list?!? ;-)

Gary

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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Dorje

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#2 posted 08-10-2007 02:16 PM

looks great Phil – looks well tuned too! What did you use for the blade? And, looks like maple…but…what kind of wood is it?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 08-10-2007 02:17 PM

I’m like you Gary, been gonna for a long time. What is the blade, Phil. and the wood and how did you do it??

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Dorje

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#4 posted 08-10-2007 02:21 PM

I’m sitting on some chunks of wood for this purpose too! I’m thinking fall…

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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WayneC

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#5 posted 08-10-2007 02:33 PM

Great looking plane Phil. Did you chop down an old bench plane blade?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Dorje

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#6 posted 08-10-2007 02:36 PM

oh yeah Wayne – it does look like that…I can’t tell how thick the blade is though…almost looks thicker than a standard plane iron…can’t wait for Phil to shed some light for us all…

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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MattD

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#7 posted 08-10-2007 02:59 PM

Very nice work. Looks like it cuts very well. I’d also be interested to find out more about how you made this and some details on the iron.

-- Matt - Syracuse, NY

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jembo

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#8 posted 08-10-2007 03:05 PM

A step further toward great craftmanship. Well done.
I’ve looked through your projects, wow you are a busy guy, and I think your work is great. I would like to try that huntboard.

-- James - Geneva, Switzerland

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rentman

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#9 posted 08-10-2007 03:43 PM

Well,I must admit the plane only took about 4 hours to make,most of that time was waiting on the glue to dry.
You can look here http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/shows_wwk/episode/0,2046,DIY_14350_34860,00.html for help.the blade is a cut down stanley no. 4 the new kind(they suck)I just wanted tho see if I could make one before I invest in a good blade (1/4 hock).thanks for all the nice words,any of you can make one it was not hard at all to do!the wood was cherry,not the best wood for a plane but I had some 12/4 sitting around and I went for it.Witch is how I take on all may projects start now and figure it out as I go.Isnt that the fun of this adiction we all have.

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 08-10-2007 05:43 PM

Phil, Gotta love those shavings. I can almost hear the shavings peel off the board.

Great job;

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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WayneC

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#11 posted 08-10-2007 06:09 PM

For those intersted in this topic…

A great book on this subject is
http://www.amazon.com/Making-Mastering-Wood-Planes-Revised/dp/140272022X/ref=pd_bbs_3/103-4157343-8985443?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1175403394&sr=1-3

Hock has a video showing how one is made.
http://www.hocktools.com/kf175.htm

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Douglas Bordner

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#12 posted 08-10-2007 06:15 PM

Add me to the list of LJs that are gonna get around to it. Beautiful work, Phil. I might just have to drop the cash into the hock blade and chipbreaker on the first go around on the basis of your splendid results.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Bob Babcock

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#13 posted 08-10-2007 06:55 PM

Me too. Must feel nice to use a tool you’ve made.

Great work Phil.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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WayneC

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#14 posted 08-10-2007 07:12 PM

The hock blades are on my wish list as well. I ready have the wood set aside to make some.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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king

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#15 posted 08-10-2007 07:27 PM

Nice job,now I have somthing else to think about making. AL from CT.

-- franklinalbert@sbcglobal.net

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