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Project by RS Woodworks posted 10-21-2010 04:36 AM 3265 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey all, a while ago I had the opportunity to take one of Lee Valley’s seminars on making a wooden hand plane. It was a very interesting and informative seminar and I had a lot of fun. I figured I may as well share what I made.
I certainly plan on making a few more of my own hand planes in the future. You can see in the last pic it certainly works well, although those are rather thick shavings, I can fine tune it for thinner passes. Lee valley supplied the wood and nice Hock irons. The body is white oak, with purple heart and walnut for the cross pin and wedge. I shaped the body to fit my hand nicely in use.
Thanks for looking and comments welcome as always.

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 10-21-2010 04:42 AM

Even if it didn’t work, it’s pretty enough just to look at!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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supervato

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#2 posted 10-21-2010 04:50 AM

like it very cool

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woodworkerscott

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#3 posted 10-21-2010 04:57 AM

Nice. Looks comfortable to use. Good work.

-- " 'woodworker'.....it's a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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Skillet

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#4 posted 10-21-2010 05:24 AM

I agree it looks comfortable to work with & easy to use. Also looks like you can put some wheels on that beauty and put in a race at the Boy Scouts. lol
I might have to look into that Lee Valley seminar.

-- Skillet, Louisiana

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Stevinmarin

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#5 posted 10-21-2010 06:55 AM

That’s beautiful. You’re right Skillet, it does remind me of a pinewood derby car!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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#6 posted 10-21-2010 09:38 AM

Just as Skillet and Steve, I saw a car in it on the second picture! :D

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Julio Alonso

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#7 posted 10-21-2010 09:39 AM

this is great I love wooden planes I´m studying to make my ones. That perfonmance is beautyful in wood and plane blade. Do you think hock is the best purchase ? is that the special hock blade for krenov style planes ?
thank you so much for sharing my best wishes

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mafe

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#8 posted 10-21-2010 10:55 AM

Nice plane, it looks like a sweetie to touch.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

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

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 10-21-2010 11:50 AM

Great job on your plane. Where did you get the steel for your plane? Love the Purple Heart & cocobola (?)

Very nice tool!

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

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Schwieb

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#10 posted 10-21-2010 01:54 PM

I can just imagine how great it must feel to work with this. Beautiful plane! A Heritage piece of work. Congratulations!!!!!!

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#11 posted 10-21-2010 04:18 PM

There’s nothing like working with tools you made yourself.

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aurora

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#12 posted 10-21-2010 11:43 PM

this tool is a piece of art !

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imallchalkedup

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#13 posted 10-22-2010 03:54 AM

This must be plane week, but hey, looks great.

-- RStadler

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Div

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#14 posted 10-22-2010 09:25 PM

Ah, wooden planes! Pure satisfaction to see, to touch, to use, to make. Well done, may there be many more.

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

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Jamie Speirs

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#15 posted 10-23-2010 01:25 PM

That’s nice

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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