Wooden Sports Car Hand Plane.

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Project by Kuffy posted 11-04-2016 07:23 AM 491 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

G’day guys.

I have just spent the last week and half having a bit of fun with creativity. I made myself a wooden hand plane and shaped it like a sports car, racing stripes and all. I love it. It works well and looks cool :D

Made from River Redgum, pink coloured Myrtle and a lighter salmon coloured Myrtle.

Dimensions: 340mm long x 70mm wide x 60mm high and 1140grams incl. wedge and blade.
Blade: HNT Gordon toolsteel 50mm x 6mm
Fixed mouth opening: approximately 0.5mm

I made two videos for youtube about this plane.

Part 1 – The making of the plane
Part 2 – Testing the function of the plane

Let me know what you think.

Thanks :)


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#1 posted 11-04-2016 10:51 AM

That’s pretty cool.

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#2 posted 11-04-2016 10:59 AM

I really like that…great work

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#3 posted 11-04-2016 01:04 PM

Thanks very much. I enjoyed making it and I am very relieved that it performs well. I think I will use this as my goto smoother from now on.


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#4 posted 11-04-2016 02:41 PM

Pretty slick machine, a joy to use I bet.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 11-04-2016 04:21 PM

I bet the driver has some “Close Shaves”!

Nice work.

-- just rjR

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#6 posted 11-04-2016 04:51 PM

This project is very creative and is a great shop built tool.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 11-04-2016 07:20 PM

Way cool and it’s useful too, you can’t beat that!!!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#8 posted 11-04-2016 10:40 PM

Great idea! I assume it does well on the straight roads but how well does it handle corners? :)

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#9 posted 11-04-2016 11:13 PM

very neat …...good video …...GREAT JOB ….. GRATZ TOP 3


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#10 posted 11-04-2016 11:48 PM

Cheers guys
Sras, It does do well on the straights. I am planning on making a fun short youtube stop motion clip of the plane moving around by itself drifting around corners while taking a shaving. Though the “taking a shaving” part might add a bit too much difficulty but I’ll give it a go :D


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