|Project by Tim Dahn||posted 03-22-2010 12:01 AM||5027 views||9 times favorited||16 comments|
Made a new Krenov style plane to replace my cheapo craftsman block plane. I used the 1 1/4” Hock blade along with the plans for the 6” plane. The plane body is made from curly maple. I plan on using the plane for a while before finishing the shaping but it feels pretty good as it is. I am very pleased with the results, so much so that now I am considering a smoother to replace the Stanley #4.
Update June 2010: I did not pay close enough attention to grain direction and had some chip out around the mouth which made it difficult to get a fine shaving so I removed the sole on the joiner and replaced it with Ipe which was another wrong decision, Ipe is brittle and splinters easily when thin. This time I removed just enough to remove the chipping an added a bloodwood sole and spent the afternoon giving this thing a final sanding and quick coat of oil/poly mix and waxed the bottom. The last four pics are of the finished plane.
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