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Project by woodworkerscott posted 1405 days ago 3208 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought it would be cool to have my own wood plane that I made myself. This is a replica of an antique plane made by the New York Tool Co.

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





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Julio

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#1 posted 1405 days ago

Great performance mate, I love wooden planes, maybe I´m mistaken nut It seems to me that is not the best wood to the task but anyway I believe is more than I could achieve, thank you so much for sharing you inspire !!
mostly I like the handle and I´d wish to ask you if the mouth is large enought to relieve the shavings
I´m studying to make my ones too and you have been a wonderful help
so long

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 1405 days ago

Nice work!

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

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ratchet

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#3 posted 1405 days ago

A thing of beauty. Where is the obligatory pic of shavings pouring out?

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 1405 days ago

that’s a very nice plane that you have built.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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mafe

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#5 posted 1405 days ago

So nice.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

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

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 1405 days ago

its a very nice plane
hope it will serve you well
whats the dimension , and did you make the mouth before or after the lamination of the body

take care
Dennis

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docholladay

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#7 posted 1405 days ago

The plane looks very well built. Like Mr. DeFrank above, I am curious about the wood you have used. From the pictures, it looks like pine. If so, generally, pine is considered to be a little soft for use in building tools like this. Actually, that isn’t quite correct. The way pine grows, there are very pronounced growth rings. This is what causes the very pronounced color streaks between the early and late wood or the dark an light areas. The dark areas are quite hard, but the lighter parts are very soft. The result is that the light areas will wear quickly and it will make it diffictult to keep the sole flat. Actually, it would be fairly difficult to even get flat in the first place (at least using sand paper). If indeed it is made of pine, when you need to touch up and flatten the sole, i suggest planing or scraping and not flattening by way of sanding on a flat surface. However, very good work on the construction of the plane. It looks very well made.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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Div

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#8 posted 1404 days ago

She is a beaut! Well done.

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

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jusfine

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#9 posted 1404 days ago

Sweet! Looks alot like an old one I picked up this summer, mine is not as nice.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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dustyal

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#10 posted 1403 days ago

Can’t be just for decoration… where are the wood shavings? Nicely done.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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bigike

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#11 posted 1212 days ago

cool

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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