Wooden Jointer Plane

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Project by Adam posted 01-11-2010 05:03 AM 4927 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a plane that I started a year and a half ago and just recently picked up the pieces and completed. It is 23” long and 3” wide taking a 2” blade at 45 degrees. The blade is just lee valley replacement blade, nothing special but it sure does take nice shavings when sharpened well. The middle is laminated quatersawn oak with the outsides being jatoba. The handle, tote and wedge are resawn from a cherry tree that came down in my parent’s back yard 15 years ago.

The handle and the tote are mortised into the body and the bottom was flattened using 150 grit sand paper on my table saw and then sanded up to 1000 grit. I do not have a lathe so I screwed a 2 1/2” deck screw in the bottom and chucked it in my drill press and roughed out the basic shape and finished it up with sand paper. The finish is just a couple cotes of wax.

Any comments or questions are welcomed.

-- Adam, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

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Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 01-11-2010 05:14 AM


Well, you’re not going to get rich building and selling these, with that kind of leadtime,these but it sure is a real excellent looking plane. I bet you get a ton of comments on this.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 01-11-2010 05:39 AM

Wow Adam
Super nice plane

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Abe Low

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#3 posted 01-11-2010 05:40 AM

Just beautiful. I wouldn’t be concerned about getting rich doing woodworking. I would be interested in finding out just how many of the 15,000 + lumberjocks are getting rich doing what they love – woodworking. As for me, it seems that whenever I earn a dollar I spend three on tools, supplies and wood. I’d be going broke if it weren’t for the high volume. Sort of like a micro-mini General Motors. ;-)

-- Abe Low, Fine furniture, Sacramento, CA

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#4 posted 01-11-2010 05:56 AM

Nice plane.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#5 posted 01-11-2010 07:03 AM

gotta love shop built tools!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#6 posted 01-11-2010 10:16 PM

A beautiful Looking plane. Nice job on the design and creation.

-- 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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Kent Shepherd

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#7 posted 01-11-2010 10:47 PM

Really nice plane.

Thanks for sharing


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#8 posted 01-11-2010 11:43 PM

great looking plane


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#9 posted 01-12-2010 12:31 AM

sweet, nice job

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#10 posted 02-02-2010 04:54 PM

Wonderful piece of work. How does it shave?


-- 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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#11 posted 01-08-2011 06:07 AM

Beautiful job.


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#12 posted 01-08-2011 05:00 PM

very nice looking plane….it inspires me to make some more of my tools in the future….but next in line is a workbench for me

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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#13 posted 01-09-2011 03:17 AM

Really nice job.

I noticed that the iron is set about in the middle, further back than on the traditional ones. Do you like this placement better? Guess the real question is: Does it cut as pretty as it looks? If so, that is one sweet plane.


-- Go

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