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Lets make a hand plane Part 2

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Project by Davesfunwoodworking posted 2452 days ago 1988 views 21 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well are you ready for more. Lets get going. Now that your handle is in place its starting to look like a plane.
Step 5. Now we need to make a front handle. I had to glue up some small blocks of Jatoba. I then used my lathe and turned the handle out. (Again you can make yours look any way you want). Then I drilled out a hole in the planes front. I put it right in the middle of the plane. You can see my marks.
Step 6. We need some way to hold the blade in. You can use a dowel made from wood or brass. I like the look of brass, thats what I used. Drill out the holes for the brass rod to go in. Then glue it in. Next we need a wedge. I used Jatoba on this as well. Make it any shape you like. But make sure it is dead flat on the bottom so it holds the blade in place. You will need to take your time on this so the blade and wedge fit tight.
Step 7. Sand the whole plane down to 220 grit.
Well thats it for now the next project post will be on finishing the plane and getting the bottom of the plane flat. But check out your nice new tool and the greatest thing is you did it. The next post will be in a few days.

-- Davesfunwoodworking





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WayneC

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#1 posted 2452 days ago

Looking good so far. Will be watching for the next post.

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

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cajunpen

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#2 posted 2452 days ago

Thanks for the posts Dave – you are going to force me to try my hand at making my own plane :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 2452 days ago

Waiting with baited breathe.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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TomFran

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#4 posted 2452 days ago

Thanks again, Dave, for the instruction on making planes!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Jon3

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#5 posted 2452 days ago

Dave, this is all good stuff!

As a suggestion, you might like the blogging feature. You can add more than 3 photos, and you can tie all of these together in a project that people can follow in sequence.

Just a thought!

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Branden

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#6 posted 2451 days ago

Looking good!

-- Branden - Sacramento, California - www.ShopDogUSA.com

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YorkshireStewart

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#7 posted 2451 days ago

I’ve always had this mental block about planes; thinking they’re way beyond me. Thanks to Dave and the other planemaking LJ’s, I’m coming round to thinking I’ll have a go. Thank you for this series.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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USCJeff

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#8 posted 2438 days ago

I’ve been looking for a decent how-to. . . Thanks. I’ve tagged it and will be awaiting future installments. Thanks.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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