Wallnut Hand Planes

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Project by Davesfunwoodworking posted 10-18-2007 04:13 AM 2004 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here I made a few more hand planes out of wallnut.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#1 posted 10-18-2007 04:15 AM

Sweet. Do you use them in day to day work? What size are they?

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

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#2 posted 10-18-2007 04:16 AM

Nice looking planes

-- bryano

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#3 posted 10-18-2007 04:30 AM

neat low angle planes. Look like they do a good job.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 10-18-2007 04:37 AM

No I dont use them all the time just once in awhile. They are 8 and 3/8 inches long by 1 and5/8 wide by about 1 1/2 tall. and yes they work really well. The only thing I did wrong with them is the mouth is open way to much and I need to put a filler piece in them to close the mouth.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#5 posted 10-18-2007 06:57 AM

Wow – even more! What resources did you use to get started making your planes?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#6 posted 10-18-2007 07:47 AM

Dorje, None, I was watching David J. Marks on Woodworks on DIY. he had a show on making hand planes some years ago. So I went out to the shop and started making them. I know they are some what different then what most planes look like but I like the way they fit my hand. They work very well.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#7 posted 10-23-2007 10:27 PM

Great pair of planes. nice job.

-- 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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#8 posted 10-24-2007 12:21 AM

Great looking planes…...

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Philip Edwards

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#9 posted 10-24-2007 01:18 AM

What angle is the blade bedded at? They look pretty low. And is the blade bevel down or bevel up?
Best regards

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#10 posted 10-24-2007 01:19 AM

Oh, so many delightful pieces of workshop jewellery / jewelry coming through; I can’t wait to get these wardrobe doors finished to get back to something exciting like this.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#11 posted 04-14-2008 07:00 PM

After seeing plane prices, I’m thinking about it, too.

-- Made lots of sawdust and pounded some nails. Haven't finished anything, though.

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#12 posted 05-15-2008 06:47 PM

Very nice planes.

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