Scrap Oak Scrub Plane (Hand tools only)

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Project by seandietrich posted 1624 days ago 3039 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am not a plane maker. This was my first venture into the land of plane making. And since I am trying to migrate over to using hand tools only, I made this with only hand tools.

I needed a scrub plane that would do what I needed, the one I had before really bit the cheese for some reason. So I set out to make a semi-Krenov style plane with some scrap oak.

I’ll quickly admit that this plane doesn’t look too pretty, but that’s okay to me because it works very smoothly. After laminating the oak together I cut the sides off, then cut a 45 degree angle for the iron, and a steeper angle for waste escape. I cut the wedge out of the resulting piece from the center removal I filed and tested the mouth for about 2 hours before it started doing what I wanted with ease.

I love this thing, even though it’s not like some of the art work that is on LumberJocks. I will be trying more plane making in the future.

-- "Unless workmanship comes to be understood and appreciated for the art it is, our environment will lose much of the quality it still retains." -- David Pye

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#1 posted 1623 days ago

I think it look sjust fine, it’s hand made, so it does need this hand look.
You set for a task and did it, good job.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 1623 days ago

Nice one. Asthetics are not as important as functionality. I have a few DIY projects I made for my shop that I would almost be embarrassed to show, but they have served me well over the years. Keep it up.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#3 posted 1614 days ago

home made tools are the greatest to use


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#4 posted 1541 days ago

I just searched scrub plane and found this. I think you did a great job of it. I can’t afford to buy one of these and am looking for some options. Do you still use and like it? where did you get the iron for it?

-- Mike, Western New York

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#5 posted 1541 days ago

It’s all about function not looks.nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 986 days ago

Looks good to me. My planes are always ugly but feel right in the hand, an effective way to go.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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