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Project by ki7hy posted 08-08-2016 02:59 AM 1537 views 10 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Because it has a racing stripe and that makes it faster right? This will be a long post.

This is built mostly off of JayT’s tutorial, I jumped ahead here and there to finish up quicker but the entire design/idea is straight from his head, I take no credit. If I could blame the 1000 mistakes I made on him I would give him that credit too but alas, that’s all me. His tutorial was excellent and I recommend doing this yourself is you find the need for a shooter. You can start the blog for JayT here:

This all started when I started a post asking about shooting planes. I think it was a low angle smoother of sorts from Veritas. I have a bunch of tuned up old Stanley’s and only one new plane which is a router plane from Veritas which I love. So I figured going with them was a good call since Stanley 62s are around $200 used and that’s just as much as new essentially. I favor old planes but it’s mainly because I want every plane I want to use and can’t afford a fleet of all new ones. It’s a trade off and there’s something to be said about using a plane from the 1880’s.

OK…On with it. I PM’ed with JayT a bit and I think I irritated him enough to write up the blog, you’re welcome, he probably hates me by now but at least you have an awesome write up now. :)

I don’t do fancy for the shop, I don’t care really. I mostly do work for gifts, family, and the house. So my shop isn’t seen by anyone but myself, wife, and kids. I do keep it pretty clean due to tracking in dust and such but there’s always a project going. This one was for me and completely out of my comfort zone.

I chose wenge and paudok as my wood choices to try and fancy this up a little. I don’t think I will ever choose wenge again if I can help it. This was my first experience and I hated it. Splinters, tear out….don’t like it.

Also, before someone points it out. I think there were some shavings or something under the shooter on the board because in the photos it appears the shooter sits above the side it’s shooting but I cut a paudok veneer the exact thickness I needed to make it even. I think I was just over excited for the photo shoot I guess.

Overall I made a bunch of mistakes, had to fix them, rework things and get it working right.

I need to make a new fence for the shooting board. I will make a thicker one tomorrow for it.

Here it is with it’s brothers.

If you have any questions please ask.

I want to give a special thanks to JayT, seriously man, I hope to find something worth sharing at some point to help people like you have. I haven’t posted a project before but had to give you credit.





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ki7hy

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#1 posted 08-08-2016 05:50 AM

Here’s a couple more pics.



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JayT

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#2 posted 08-08-2016 12:36 PM

For your first plane build, this is outstanding! As woodworkers, we all tend to focus on the mistakes we know are there instead of all the things that went right. My first plane build was a simple Krenov style smoother and there’s a whole lot more going on with this plane—working the metal, compound angles, adapting parts. Any one of those is enough to deal with building a plane for the first time and you handled all of them, plus throw in the wood choice.

Never worked with wenge, but hearing so many reports from others about how difficult it can be, I’ve just avoided it so far. My first shooting plane build was walnut, which is one of the easiest to work hardwoods and I still had issues. You adapted and overcame all of them and have a very functional and nice looking tool for your shop.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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ColonelTravis

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#3 posted 08-08-2016 03:39 PM

Jay T has unleashed a monster!
Nice cabinet in the background, also.

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ki7hy

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#4 posted 08-08-2016 04:06 PM

Thanks guys. It is very functional and still comfy in the hand too. I will likely build another so it comes out better but at the start of this I wanted a dedicated shooting plane and this works as good or better than the Stanley’s I had been using. Possibly because the 20 degree skew. Either way. A new one is on the list if I get board but my project list is huge right now so this one will be it for awhile and I do like this one fine. Just know it could be better looking.

Thanks again!

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PaxJen

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#5 posted 08-08-2016 04:44 PM

Beautiful! I like the skewed blade.

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duckmilk

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#6 posted 08-08-2016 05:08 PM

Nice job on the build, congrats!

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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ki7hy

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#7 posted 08-08-2016 08:41 PM

Thanks Duck and Pax. I think the skewed blade is why this works better than a normal Stanley. It slices through easily, I’m still dialing things in, I get great shavings now but the cut isn’t exactly square depending on how much I move the blade out the 1/8” steel bends just ever so slightly with the pressure. It’s definitely something I can fine tune though. Happy to have it.

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ronniebo

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#8 posted 08-09-2016 12:28 AM

Great build and blogs.
At first sight with the dark red wood I thought this might have been a Derek Cohen special.
It won`t be long though before he adds to his collection I suspect after seeing this.
Again, so well done
Ron in Hobart

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ki7hy

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#9 posted 08-09-2016 01:14 AM

Mistaking me for Derek Cohen…..bahaha! That’s until you opened the project I assume. I’m flattered.

Thanks for the kind words Ron!

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ronniebo

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#10 posted 08-09-2016 01:22 AM

Genuine respect mate.
Sufficient to say that you have inspired me with such a detailed blog(s) that I aim to add such a shooting plane to my armoury.
Cheers
Ron

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ki7hy

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#11 posted 08-09-2016 01:52 AM

Blogs plural…. those write ups aren’t mine. Those are JayT’s. I just followed what he wrote for the most part. I linked the blogs so others will know this isn’t my crazy invention and to give credit where it’s due. I definitely know if I built a second one it would be better and at some point I might because it’s actually kind of fun, even the annoying bits. It’s different from the norm.

JayT gets full credit, I just followed along. Thanks Ron.

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jcees

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#12 posted 08-09-2016 01:21 PM

Shuweeeeet! I gotta build me one of those. Instant FAVORITE!

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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ki7hy

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#13 posted 08-09-2016 03:16 PM

Thanks Jcees!

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Richard

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#14 posted 08-10-2016 07:01 PM



For your first plane build, this is outstanding! As woodworkers, we all tend to focus on the mistakes we know are there instead of all the things that went right. My first plane build was a simple Krenov style smoother and there s a whole lot more going on with this plane—working the metal, compound angles, adapting parts. Any one of those is enough to deal with building a plane for the first time and you handled all of them, plus throw in the wood choice.

Never worked with wenge, but hearing so many reports from others about how difficult it can be, I ve just avoided it so far. My first shooting plane build was walnut, which is one of the easiest to work hardwoods and I still had issues. You adapted and overcame all of them and have a very functional and nice looking tool for your shop.

- JayT


OK…On with it. I PM’ed with JayT a bit and I think I irritated him enough to write up the blog, you’re welcome, he probably hates me by now but at least you have an awesome write up now.

So do you Hate him yet ?
I am betting you don’t from the Nice Comments you gave him.

You both do way better work than I cam come close to yet. Maybe someday I will get close.

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oldrivers

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#15 posted 08-13-2016 12:26 AM

Fantastic build Daily top well deserved congratulations.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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