Spokeshave and Wooden Plane

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Project by John Fleming posted 1521 days ago 3428 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is also a class project from my Woodworking Classes at Palomar College. I took the hand plane class and we referbished a used plane (show that next time) and built a wooden plane and a spokeshave. The best part of the class is learning all about planes and how to use them.

I can hardly believe that they started out as just large pieces of wood. I am very lucky to have such a good school so close to where I live.

Woodworker in Training

-- Woodworker in Progress, Oceanside CA

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#1 posted 1521 days ago

Simply breath taking. Especially the spokeshave. Its one of my favorite tools and I dont recall seeing anyone make there own!
Outstanding and inspiring work.

-- ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

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#2 posted 1521 days ago

Looks very good John

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1521 days ago

Just plane wonderful! (sorry Ha) They are beautiful and the wood combining with mechanical elements is the best of both worlds. The shape of the plane is like a vintage race car but I’m sure feels good to the hands.

-- $tudie

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#4 posted 1521 days ago

making tools by yourself gives a very speciel feeling when you use them
thank´s for sharing


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#5 posted 1521 days ago

Wow, those are great! Very well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 1521 days ago

Super Cool.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 1521 days ago

Beautiful job! Nothing is more enjoyable that working wood with hand tools and the tools you make yourself are the pinnacle.

-- There's no such thing as mistakes, just design changes.

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#8 posted 1521 days ago

Wow you did great work, they are beautiful. One day i plan to make some.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#9 posted 1521 days ago

I’ve made my own planes & shaves, but they aren’t this pretty. nice tools

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#10 posted 1521 days ago

Good job now you need to make a case to display them. I would like to learn how to make the spoke shave. I made a draw-shave when I was a kid. I copied one my dad had hanging on the wall.

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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#11 posted 1521 days ago

Man, that is exquisite!!! I am a sucker for handmade tools and these are amongst the best I’ve seen. Well done John. I do hope that you will use them and not only stick ‘em in a display case. They get even better with use – that is when they become alive and get personality!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#12 posted 1521 days ago

I like that spokeshave. nice work on the shaping

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#13 posted 1521 days ago

These look great, a work of art

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland -

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#14 posted 1521 days ago

Beautiful tools. Did you make the blade for the spoke shave?

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#15 posted 1521 days ago

Beautiful tools, may they give you hours of joy.
Very impressed.

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

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