Krenov Style Plane

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Project by GMatheson posted 01-17-2011 10:48 PM 4872 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I needed a new plane so I figured I should make one. This one is about 7” long. Its made from scrap maple and purpleheart with a lacewood wedge. The bar is a piece of 3/8” aluminum rod (the aluminum might be a little soft since it has already bent – but still works fine) and i put a 1-3/4” Hock blade in it.

Its my first experience with wooden planes and I’m very impressed. It glides over the board and is actually very easy to adjust. I made a small maple hammer to adjust it so i don’t have to wack it with my big framing hammer.

I also plan on making a shoulder plane and a jointer plane in the near future.

-- Greg in Ontario, Canada

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#1 posted 01-17-2011 10:57 PM

Very nice.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 01-18-2011 12:06 AM

That is a very nice plane. That is something to be proud of !!!

-- It has been deemed bad for you hence there for it is illegal.

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#3 posted 01-18-2011 02:39 AM

Beauty.. ran into the same bending issue with a brass rod..cheaped out and went tooooo small..

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#4 posted 01-18-2011 03:08 AM

a good looking plane for sure
and works well as we can see
congrat´s with your new toy :-)

looking forward to see more tools from you


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#5 posted 01-18-2011 03:34 AM

She’s a beauty. Looks like it would just feel great on your hands

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 01-18-2011 03:43 AM

Whoa Bro! Niiice!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#7 posted 01-18-2011 05:11 AM

very saweeeeet looken plane

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#8 posted 01-18-2011 03:23 PM

Nice one. Love the shavings. Where is the obligatory shot of the ribbon thin shaving come out of the plane?
Thanks for sharing, lookin forward to seeing more of these from you.

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Kent Shepherd

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#9 posted 01-19-2011 12:18 AM

I really like it.

Nice job


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#10 posted 01-19-2011 07:55 AM

Very nice!. Makes me want to try to make one myself.

-- Even if we don't know how, we can still try.

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Don W

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#11 posted 05-14-2013 11:32 AM

I know this is an old project, but it looks great.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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