Hock Shoulder Plane kit

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Project by Woodcanuck posted 1398 days ago 3348 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I picked up a kit for building a shoulder plane from Ron Hock when I was at Woodworking in America. I just got to building it this past week.

Here are pictures of the finished product.

On my blog I’ve got more detail and video links.
Part I
Part II

-- Ian - Life's a game, if you don't play, you can't win.

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Walt M.

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#1 posted 1398 days ago

That’s sweet.

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#2 posted 1398 days ago

I was just looking at these the other day. Have you had much time to use it yet? I’m wondering if it’s really practical to use or just more of a novely to have? Thanks.

-- Aaron in TN -

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#3 posted 1398 days ago

Aaron…I finished it on saturday, so I haven’t had much practical use as yet. I did try it out on a scrap board to do some rabbetting, cleaning out a dado and trimming a tenon….with a sharp blade this works great, I see no drawbacks to it thus far.

I intend to use it wherever a shoulder plane would typically be used. I’ve used a rabbet plane for the same purposes in the past, but it is too wide for some applications and more aggressive than I’d like. This plane seems to be more of a finishing/fitting tool, which is what I was looking for.

-- Ian - Life's a game, if you don't play, you can't win.

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#4 posted 1398 days ago

So nice!
Best thoughts,

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

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#5 posted 1398 days ago

She looks like a real elegant lady and should be a joy to use!

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

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#6 posted 1397 days ago

Very sweet looking plane. I’m just going to have to get out more. I have never been to a woodworking store much less one of these woodworking shows. Guess it must be like a kid in a candy store, I can’t wait

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

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#7 posted 1322 days ago

I don´t know how I missed this one
but its a beautyfull plane you have made

thank´s for sharing it with us
may it serve you well :-)

take care

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