Ugly but functional

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Project by ccanderson102 posted 06-17-2016 10:42 PM 1074 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a rebate plane to fit the second layer of the hull on my boat project. As you can see I didn’t have one on the shelf so I fabricated this ugly duckling out of a 2×4, the iron from my cheapo Stanley block plane, glue, deck screws, two fender washers and a drywall screw. Surprisingly, it does the trick. This is officially my first plane build. Please don’t judge me

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#1 posted 06-17-2016 10:53 PM

Whatever works, works. Not a bad temporary plane. If it got the job done thats whats important.

-- Andy Smith

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#2 posted 06-17-2016 10:54 PM

You made the tool that works and gets the job done! ugly or not that’s 2 job’s well done! Bravo!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 06-17-2016 10:59 PM

We do what we need to! Beauty can come later.


-- just rjR

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#4 posted 06-18-2016 12:16 AM

I don’t know, but I see an Amazon box in that last pic….could it be, you purchased a fancy Lee Valley or Lie-Nelson 2×4 plane from Amz?? huh?…good job! I think the best inventions are born out of similar constraints and situation that you had….Invent more!

-- Al,New Jersey -To thine own self be true

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#5 posted 06-18-2016 12:13 PM

Great work, the ingenuity and resourcefulness of woodworkers never ceases to amaze me. Problem solving, it keeps the mind sharp.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 06-18-2016 12:20 PM

Good thinking well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 06-18-2016 12:44 PM

I always say it aint gotta be pretty to be functional !

And it did the job? Then it’s GREAT !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#8 posted 06-18-2016 07:24 PM

I hate to burst your bubble but I think it looks pretty good. If you were shooting for ugly, you missed. It does the job and looks fine to me, great job.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#9 posted 06-19-2016 01:49 PM

I love this.

All it needs is a lie Nielson logo carved in the side!

-- I do this for fun.

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#10 posted 06-23-2016 04:00 AM

Paint red and put a SnapOn emblem on it LOL.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#11 posted 06-24-2016 03:33 PM

Well done
No muss
No fuss
We all like pretty tools but sometimes you just gotta get things done

-- Jeff, eastern Wa

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