Home made Hand Planes

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Project by Davesfunwoodworking posted 10-18-2007 04:06 AM 3300 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Both of these hand planes are made with purple heart and brass. I like making hand planes and thought it would be fun to make a nice set. I did make another one like the one on the left and put it on ebay and it sold. So one other person in the world has a fine hand made tool that was hand crafted with a lot of time and love. The one on the right is my own type of a bull nose plane. I think I will make a few more but when I do I will use hock blades. The blades I used are some that I made from old plane irons.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#1 posted 10-18-2007 04:08 AM

Very cool. How big are they?

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

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#2 posted 10-18-2007 04:20 AM

sweet tools. and same as what Wayne asked.

-- bryano

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#3 posted 10-18-2007 04:32 AM

They are about 5 1/2 inches long and 2 inches tall by 1 and 1/2 wide. And the brass was really hard to cut out. I used my 14 in. band saw with a old wood blade. That didnt last long. The blades are made out of old irons I had.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#4 posted 10-23-2007 10:24 PM

Nice planes. I guess I got here by starting at the end or make your own #2,

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 06-21-2008 08:12 PM

Super nice planes .
As I too like using hand planes etc. I have never made one !! but have been doing alittle researth on the topic = after seeing yours… I think I’ll take the plung . Its got to feel gratifying to Feel and see the 1st paper thin Shavings come off not to mention making a project with it .
Any tips on the subject are Greatly appreciated.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#6 posted 04-10-2010 05:22 PM

cool planes the one on the left i have the same one mine came from a kit though and has different wood.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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