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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
Aug 10, 2007
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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’tgotten to it.Now, where’s that list?!? ;-)
-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/
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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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#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
#4 posted 08-10-2007 02:21 PM
I’m sitting on some chunks of wood for this purpose too! I’m thinking fall…
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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
#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…
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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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#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
#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.
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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.
-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com
#11 posted 08-10-2007 06:09 PM
For those intersted in this topic…
A great book on this subject ishttp://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
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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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#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
#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.
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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.
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