Custom made wood plane

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Project by letrusquin posted 02-22-2011 05:32 AM 5924 views 13 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a custom made tool made in maple, teak, elm and cherrey. This small project was inspired by a FWW article. I used an old blade. Easy and fun to do, but the most important: really fun to use!

-- - atelier le Trusquin - Quebec (Canada)

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#1 posted 02-22-2011 05:43 AM

Wow, looks like it works as good as it looks. What’s your bedding angle and what did you use for a cross pin?

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#2 posted 02-22-2011 06:24 AM

Looks great. This is a project on my to do list for sure. I just hope I can pull it off as well as you did.

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#3 posted 02-22-2011 08:57 AM

looks good and from the shavings allso seems to be a good work horse
nothing like homemade tools to use , congrat´s with the build


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#4 posted 02-22-2011 03:41 PM

Very, very nice. You could sell these if you wanted to. What did you use as a wood for the base?
Excellent pic of the whispy thin shaving coming out the throat. Thanks for sharing with us.

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#5 posted 02-22-2011 05:10 PM

Such a fine plane, nothing can really beat the tools we make our selfs.
Best thoughts,

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

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#6 posted 02-22-2011 05:22 PM

Biks, I used teak for the cross pin. I uploaded a picture of what I used to build the plane (and other planes) to show you the bedding angle (I’m not sure wich angle you want to talk about). Hope it will help you!

ratchet, I used elm for the base, but a little too soft. I would have prefer maple.

-- - atelier le Trusquin - Quebec (Canada)

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#7 posted 02-22-2011 05:56 PM

Good looking plane. thanks! for posting the plans for building.

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#8 posted 02-22-2011 06:20 PM

letrusquin, Thanks for the pic, that’s a huge help.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#9 posted 02-22-2011 08:46 PM

Nice work, it’s a good looking plane.

-- Vince

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#10 posted 02-22-2011 10:01 PM

Very nice! Fun thing to build planes, I can’t get enough of it. From the drawing you posted, the “bedding” angle is 50 degrees. Off course various angles can be used, depending on the work the plane has to do and the timber that needs planing.

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

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#11 posted 02-22-2011 10:03 PM

Absolutely wonderful! I like that you took the time to reach the smooth finish. It must feel delightful in your hand. Very impressed.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#12 posted 02-23-2011 02:07 AM

Great work and design You created an heirloom

-- Ray,Iowa

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#13 posted 02-23-2011 09:31 PM

Div, I used a 45 degree bending angle because I built my planes with a recent Fine Wood Working article on building planes by the Krenov method. I use them for general purpose, a lot for smoothing.

Thanks for your comments guys.

-- - atelier le Trusquin - Quebec (Canada)

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#14 posted 05-03-2011 05:59 AM


-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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