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First Single Body Block Plane

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Project by Brian Gulotta posted 12-23-2016 07:04 PM 899 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished up my first ever single body hand plane from a piece of white oak firewood and couldn’t be happier with the results. It was really good practice for before I start working on my bench plane set. It is a small block plane that I am giving to the kiddos to use. I will be using it it for chamfering. You can see it in action with some hard maple shavings in the pictures. Needless to say I have plane making fever now. Enjoy ;)





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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 12-23-2016 07:15 PM

Looks like some clean work and a nice little plane, well done. Did you just use chisels, or do you have a float?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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Brian Gulotta

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#2 posted 12-23-2016 07:19 PM

Thanks. This plane is so small it was impossible to get into the mouth area with a float for the initial opening of the mouth (hence a larger mouth than I wanted). I did purchase some LN plane makers floats a while back and finally got a chance to use them.

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Andre

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#3 posted 12-23-2016 07:48 PM

Nice little Block, love the shaving! I made one awhile back to go with some smoothers, jointers and a coopering plane built on the Krenov style, but have now gone the way of vintage Stanleys(PMV-11 Irons) and started to picking up some L.N. and Veritas planes. Love them PMV-11 Irons!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Brian Gulotta

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#4 posted 12-23-2016 07:58 PM

Thanks Andre. Yeah I’m going to be starting on a jointer next, followed by a jack and then smoother. I’ll be making them my go to planes and retire the Stanley’s to my office to admire while I am working and wishing I was out in the shop ;)

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mariva57

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#5 posted 12-23-2016 09:52 PM

Well done, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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Brian Gulotta

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#6 posted 12-23-2016 09:55 PM

Thanks mariva!!!!

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#7 posted 12-24-2016 12:22 AM

Welcome to the sickness. Next step, infill planes. Come on, you know you want to! I’ve got some blogs about making them in a typical woodworking shop with minimal tools. They are so much fun. I just roughed out the irons for a new pair of infill shoulder planes last night. The sickness is so good!

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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Brian Gulotta

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#8 posted 12-24-2016 12:29 AM

Sure is an addiction. Feel free to pass those blogs my way. Always wanting to learn new things.

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shipwright

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#9 posted 12-24-2016 01:08 AM

Watch out! ..... Slippery slope ahead!

Nice little plane.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Brian Gulotta

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#10 posted 12-24-2016 01:13 AM

Thanks shipwright!!!!

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