Custom Chisel Plane

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Project by TomT posted 04-07-2017 03:43 AM 5449 views 10 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello All,

Not much wood in this project but, I thought some might like seeing this.
I have always wanted a chisel plane and after running across some of the high-end plane websites, I was inspired and thought, what the heck, I will give give it a try.

Body is made from 303 stainless steel and was machined on an old (circa 1930s) bench top mill I inherited.
Brass knobs I turned on my wood lathe with a cross slide that I adapted to it.
Wood knob is Bocote.

If anyone thinks this is too much of a metal working project, please feel free to remove.

Tom T

-- Tom T, Orange County CA.

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#1 posted 04-07-2017 06:12 AM

It’s got a wooden handle/knob, my vote it counts.

Gorgeous plane, you’ve got a knack and an eye for this.

Well done,

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#2 posted 04-07-2017 10:10 AM

It clearly belongs! Nice work. Tool makers should be encouraged.

-- Petey

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#3 posted 04-07-2017 11:55 AM

Oh this can stay. Beautiful chisel plane man. That is something to be proud of!

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#4 posted 04-07-2017 11:59 AM

That is great looking tool. Congrats on a fine project.

-- --Zach

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#5 posted 04-07-2017 12:30 PM

The only thing better than doing fine work with exquisite tools, is when you made the tools yourself.


-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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#6 posted 04-07-2017 01:11 PM


-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 04-07-2017 01:26 PM

That’s one beautiful chisel plane Tom, congrats on a fine build!

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#8 posted 04-07-2017 01:43 PM


-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#9 posted 04-07-2017 01:53 PM

work of art!

-- Two is One, One is None

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#10 posted 04-07-2017 01:59 PM

I’d like to see a picture of that mill, looks great!


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#11 posted 04-07-2017 02:00 PM

Fantastic, gorgeous…

How is the handle size if working into a corner?

Know for the killer question. How well does it do the job.

-- For those about to die, remember your bicycle helmet!

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#12 posted 04-07-2017 02:19 PM

Beautifully done.

-- Julian

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#13 posted 04-07-2017 02:35 PM

That is truly beautiful.

Great job.

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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#14 posted 04-07-2017 03:04 PM

nice job

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#15 posted 04-07-2017 04:04 PM

pretty cool

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