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Project by Daren Nelson posted 2477 days ago 2954 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I always though it would be fun to make a wooden plane. I was right. This is my first one, curly maple and walnut. I kinda cheated on the blade/wedge slot. The iron is from another plane (it’s backwards, I am making my own 3/4” radius iron too). I will try something harder next time, I was just experimenting. I will post pictures if I come up with something cool.
handplane
hand plane

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oscorner

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#1 posted 2477 days ago

It’s a beautiful looking tool. Does it work as good as it looks?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 2477 days ago

That’s some real pretty wood. And it looks like it will work well too. Hurry up and do another one. They are fun to build and to use.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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YorkshireStewart

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#3 posted 2477 days ago

Very beautiful. I find your so-called ‘cheat’ really attractive. I must find the time to tackle a plane.

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Damian Penney

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#4 posted 2477 days ago

Neat looking plane Daren, all these great wooden LumberJock planes have most definitely given me the bug….

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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johnjoiner

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#5 posted 2477 days ago

Nice looking plane, Daren.

Did you work off a plan, or use a particular book as a guide?

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Daren Nelson

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#6 posted 2477 days ago

johnjoiner. I had an old beat Ohio Tool Company plane I just copied. Believe or not as ratty as it looks it still worked.old plane Damian, it must be catching…I saw some here too that made me want to give it a try.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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WayneC

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#7 posted 2477 days ago

Really nice plane. Did you make the blade?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Daren Nelson

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#8 posted 2477 days ago

WayneC I have yet to make a blade (easy, I was a metal worker long before I fell in love with wood) I have good steel and run a sharpening shop. I sharpen planer knives for a living. The body is sound/straight, the iron is my specialty. Irregardless of my ability, or lack there of, to make a nice looking plane it will cut once I am done. With any luck in the right hands it will last 100 years, not on the shelf…in hard use.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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WayneC

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#9 posted 2477 days ago

It is a shame for tools to sit on the shelf un used. Hopefully yours will be lucky.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Tony Ennis

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#10 posted 1714 days ago

“I kinda cheated on the blade/wedge slot.”

Does the plane work, or not?

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I think it looks great.

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Making a ‘side exit’ plane the traditional way requires specialized tools such as a “float” – a type of rasp. Many modern plane-makers take advantage of modern glues and laminate the body – much easier.

-- Tony

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#11 posted 1713 days ago

Looks fantastic for an experiment

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 1436 days ago

That’s a nice plane and very interesting. Very good work.

-- 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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