Hand Plane

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Project by David65 posted 07-30-2010 12:33 AM 1983 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a hand plane my 6yr old son and I built for his grandfathers’ 60th b-day. It is made out of Mesquite a friend brought back from Mexico last year and Maple flooring given to me from a remodel a friend did. Hope you caught the friends’ donation that’s how I get most of my wood for projects. Anyway it was fun doing with my son and my father-in-law enjoyed it… The shavings are from the hand plane of course I tried it out before letting it go.

-- David '65

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#1 posted 07-30-2010 12:47 AM

What a nice gift! From 6 to 60!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#2 posted 07-30-2010 01:11 AM

That is in deed, a very nice gift! It is a very meaningful gift from You, and Your Son, that thrilled Grandpa most. I am sure that He may see You as a young boy interested in Your Father’s skill, and a young Grand Son that reminds Him of You.I am Your Father’s age, So I can imagine . Nice Job!

-- Saved, and so grateful, consider who Created it ALL!!!

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#3 posted 07-30-2010 01:54 AM

this is one great idea what a gift

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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#4 posted 07-30-2010 02:04 AM

Thats a cool gift.

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#5 posted 07-30-2010 03:47 AM

What a great gift and a wonderful job.

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#6 posted 07-30-2010 09:14 AM

this is deffently going to be preciated for many many years
when you can steal/borrow it for a few hours
then burn his name and B-day in with you and your sons names as well
on the top right back of the iron :-)

thank´s for sharing


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#7 posted 07-30-2010 02:32 PM

Just a heads up…. my B-Day is not to far out. Think you may have just enough time to get mine done….lol

All kidding aside I really like this. Makes me want to build one for myself. Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 07-30-2010 06:33 PM

Thoughtful gift and nicely done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 07-30-2010 09:39 PM

I love wooden planes, so this is right up my alley. Wish I can get a gift like that. Well done!

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

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#10 posted 07-31-2010 06:49 AM

Awesome gift!!

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#11 posted 08-13-2010 04:06 AM

guys you are all to nice and thank you my son and I enjoy working in the shop togather so on his “our” next project i will try to take pictures and post them afterwords.

-- David '65

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