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A couple more planes I made

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Project by Daren Nelson posted 12-14-2007 12:57 AM 2103 views 5 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not much to say. A couple minis I made this morning. I had never built one with a metal rod to hold the wedge tight. I had been avoiding it, I felt like it was “cheating”. The other planes I have made were all solid wood. Turns out I should not have knocked it till I tried it. They don’t look bad and they work well. The rod really holds the wedge firmer than I thought, and does not distract too much from the appearance I guess.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/





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YorkshireStewart

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#1 posted 12-14-2007 01:00 AM

They don’t look bad?! They look like pieces of jewellery to me. And you made the pair in a morning – Wow!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#2 posted 12-14-2007 01:09 AM

they are so cute :) I’m allowed to say that!

the size.. pretty cool. and yes, they are beautiful

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#3 posted 12-14-2007 01:12 AM

I’ve always thought handmade planes were the most satisfying.
Yours are beautiful!

Using a metal bar I think is almost a must. I like the look and feel of
a polished brass rod in most woods. The ‘silver’ steel rods I haven’t used
before.

-- Still learning everything

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Daren Nelson

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#4 posted 12-14-2007 01:16 AM

”The ‘silver’ steel rods I haven’t used
before.”

I used stainless steel. It matches my shiny irons.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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brunob

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#5 posted 12-14-2007 01:22 AM

Really fine workmanship.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#6 posted 12-14-2007 02:51 AM

Beautiful little tools!

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

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Blake

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#7 posted 12-14-2007 02:55 AM

Can you teach us how to make one?!!! Those are so neat!

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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schwingding

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#8 posted 12-14-2007 03:14 AM

Very attractive. Are you not concerned about the expansion of the wood on the sides as it appears to be oriented so the wood movement will occur vertically vs. horizontally on the infill wood?

I’m very interested in plane making at the moment. Just today I received two Hock irons in the mail.

Not to worry about the metal, the nicest infills made today all have lots of brass and bronze, etc.. in them. Where are you getting your irons?

-- Just another woodworker

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RobG

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#9 posted 12-14-2007 03:15 AM

My wife says they are soooo cute. Do you make your own blades or buy them from some where? Very nice mornings work!!

-- Woodworking is Life. Anything before or after is just waiting.--S. McQueen sort of

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Daren Nelson

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#10 posted 12-14-2007 03:28 AM

Aw heck making the planes is easy. I “made” the irons too (didn’t forge them, just cut and tempered them from old steel) and sharpened them on stones I “made” (well crafted them from stuff that is 400 million years old, sedimentary slate).

I think this may be too long a story for one project post. I am going to start a blog soon, my first ever. It may be boring to some but I will start from the beginning. These planes are not made from wood I usually use. They are exotics I swapped for. I make my own lumber from trees. I salvage old iron. To sharpen the iron I make my own stones…that is going to be my first blog. It seems sharpening is a big subject here, I know things about it I think I can share. It may not be directly lumberjock related, but for me as a hack woodworker it is part of my process, even making tools.

MsDebbieP asked in another one of my projects “What is a good stone ?” I will show that in my blog (in a few weeks ?) I will make one and blog it. Selecting and tempering steel. Finding/milling/drying wood from a standing tree. And lastly building a simple plane.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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Daren Nelson

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#11 posted 12-14-2007 03:29 AM

Oh and yea, they are cute :)

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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Dorje

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#12 posted 12-14-2007 04:45 AM

Can’t wait for all the blogs that will be coming! Great planes!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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SPalm

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#13 posted 12-14-2007 05:27 AM

Once again Darin, nice job. Please share some of your knowledge.

(And who came up with the rules of ‘cheating’? You don’t seem like the type of guy who needs arbitrary rules.)

Keep it comming.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#14 posted 12-14-2007 05:30 AM

Cute planes and I guess they are useful for small projects. Have you ever made one for trimming tenons?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Blake

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#15 posted 12-14-2007 06:59 AM

NOT BORING!!! Please, don’t hold back any detail. We love that kind of stuff. I would really like to make some planes too.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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