smoother wooden plane

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Project by Tim Mahoney posted 04-01-2010 07:55 PM 2767 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I kept seeing posts of wooden planes on various forums and decided to make one. I needed a smoother for my desk tops. I used walnut with cherry slices, wenge for the base and pin, bloodwood for the wedge. I’m now waiting for the Hock blade to show up. It’s about 17” long with a 1 3/4” blade. I shaped the top to fit my hand profiles. I’m very pleased with the way it looks and don’t want to get it dirty.

-- Tim Mahoney, So Cal,

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#1 posted 04-01-2010 08:30 PM

Wow, nice job! Looks great.

I like the wood strips added in for extra eye appeal. It’s nice working with good looking tools eh. Awesome and inspiring.

-- Nathan Ward, Fort Saskatchewan, AB

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#2 posted 04-01-2010 08:34 PM

Beautiful plane.

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

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#3 posted 04-01-2010 09:20 PM

That is a sharp looking plane! Nice work.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#4 posted 04-01-2010 09:31 PM

Very Nice, love the stripes !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#5 posted 04-01-2010 09:47 PM

Looks like an old time race car with rally stripes. Great looking plane.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#6 posted 04-01-2010 11:19 PM


-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#7 posted 04-02-2010 01:42 PM

yep, life is too short for ugly tools. Real nice plane. looks comfy to use.

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#8 posted 04-02-2010 01:51 PM

wow ,

what a beauty !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 04-03-2010 04:28 AM

That is gorgeous! Have you tried it with a standard blade? I’ve never had the opportunity to try a Hock blade but am considering ordering one based on all the comments I’ve read and heard about them. Good work, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#10 posted 04-03-2010 06:03 PM

I haven’t tried a standard blade but I see no reason why they wouldn’t work. Just need to allow for different thickness of the blade and chipper. I didn’t want to use a blade from my other metal planes so I ordered the Hock. The Hock blade and chipper is thicker. I like the Hock blade thickness as I believe it will be an easier cutting process. I need to hone the blade now and get it setup. I’m sure it will take some playing around with. I may have to adjust the wedge as I made it a little thicker not having the blade. Now I can fine tune it.

-- Tim Mahoney, So Cal,

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#11 posted 04-05-2010 03:23 PM

very nice work great looking design you sure your going to want to use now

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#12 posted 04-12-2010 08:54 PM

looks great I´ll bett it will work fine in many years and serve you well


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#13 posted 05-10-2010 02:44 AM

Wow, Nice plane!

-- Micheal, Boise, Id

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#14 posted 05-28-2011 04:12 PM

really nice. If it works half as good as it looks, you’re in business. I’m sure it will!

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#15 posted 05-29-2011 02:23 AM

Thanks Don,

It really works nice. The Hock blade is a big part of it. I recently used it to make some nice curlies on a 3d marquetry piece.

-- Tim Mahoney, So Cal,

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