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Veritas "Wood" Plane Kit - Jack Plane

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Project by KelleyCrafts posted 08-27-2018 04:40 PM 1032 views 3 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my take on the Veritas wood plane kit. This plane is obviously loaded with a few extras but overall it uses the Norris style adjuster of the Veritas and Norris planes of the past. This plane boasts a 2” wide PM-V11 iron and eucalyptus as the infill. The plane is dovetailed brass and 1/4” 1018 steel .

The plane definitely has some cosmetic flaws. I’m not sure if this happens to you all but the first build of something for me is usually not perfect so I imagine the next one or two should be pretty good. This is not the first plane I’ve built but it’s the first dovetailed metal plane I’ve built. This particular jack plane will live in my plane till and be used regularly so the cosmetic stuff will go away as it patina’s and just gets beat up in general.

Thanks for looking.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools





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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 08-27-2018 04:48 PM

Dang Dave, that came out nice. How hard was it to dovetail the brass and steel?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#2 posted 08-27-2018 04:52 PM

Dang, Dave, you’ve come a long ways since the shooting plane build. In that writeup you said, “I don’t do fancy for the shop.” Looks like you are going to have to retract that statement. Nice work!

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#3 posted 08-27-2018 04:55 PM

Nice work dude! Looks stinkin’ awesome :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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KelleyCrafts

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#4 posted 08-27-2018 05:04 PM

Thanks gents!

Allen, The dovetails are simple as can be, it’s just filing to a line. It’s the peening that cause issues if everything isn’t perfect. I have some gaps but that’s mainly because I did a poor job sizing my peening buck which was probably 1/32nd under saized and then the infills were probably 1/32nd oversized which combined caused a 1/16” headache. So there appears to be some gaps which I filled nicely until setting up the infills which messed up the gap fills. The next one should come out much much better. This will get beat up and be a user for me so it’s not a huge deal now that I know how to do it better.

I have a few more of these kits and some steel and brass so there will be more to come. I need a nice jointer and I plan to really challenge myself with a coffin shaped smoother.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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KelleyCrafts

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#5 posted 08-27-2018 05:32 PM



Dang, Dave, you ve come a long ways since the shooting plane build. In that writeup you said, “I don t do fancy for the shop.” Looks like you are going to have to retract that statement. Nice work!

- JayT

Yeah yeah, It’s a good place to practice at this point I suppose. You and the peek a boo plane don’t have to worry though. I’m not up to that point yet. ;)

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#6 posted 08-27-2018 05:42 PM

I’m glad to see that you posted your plane. Once again, you’ve made something that I have no idea how to do. Dovetail wood – no problem, dovetail 2 different metals…....no idea.

Great looking plane and I’m sure it will see plenty of use in your shop.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#7 posted 08-27-2018 05:45 PM

That’s a beauty, Dave. Nice work!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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KelleyCrafts

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#8 posted 08-27-2018 06:19 PM

Thanks Earl and Dave!

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#9 posted 08-27-2018 06:19 PM

That is one sweet plane.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#10 posted 08-27-2018 06:21 PM

Really really beautiful.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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KelleyCrafts

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#11 posted 08-27-2018 06:57 PM

Thanks Rick and Jerry.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#12 posted 08-27-2018 08:22 PM

Cool man! I’m impressed!

-- Petey

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#13 posted 08-27-2018 08:56 PM

Just amazing Dave! Nice plane that would look great in any shop!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#14 posted 08-27-2018 09:04 PM

Beautiful plane and nice job. How does it work?

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KelleyCrafts

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#15 posted 08-27-2018 09:40 PM

Thanks Petey and Jeff!!


Beautiful plane and nice job. How does it work?

- Redoak49

You have to lay it on wood and push it….

Totally kidding!! It’s Lee Valley so the kit is good for sure and I’m a HUGE fan of their PM-V11 irons. The norris adjuster is nice as well but I wish the arm was longer so I could do the tote different. I’m making a jointer next and I think I have a work around for that. It’s a solid heavy heavy heavy plane. The cosmetic things should be squared away after the next one. I’m disappointed in that but it’s a user for sure. The thing will slice through anything.

Thanks for the compliments Redoak!

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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