Wormy Chestnut and Wenge Hand Plane

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Project by HighRockWoodworking posted 03-28-2011 03:45 AM 3274 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first hand plane, it was a great little project. I was very pleased with how well it cut with the Hock blade and can’t wait to build the whole set I have planned. I will post more pictures when I get the set complete.

-- Chris Adkins,

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#1 posted 03-28-2011 05:05 AM

Very nice. Wat is the width of the blade?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 03-28-2011 09:06 AM

well it seems to be able to make at least one shave ….. :-)

looking good and nothing is like the feeling of using homemade tools


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#3 posted 03-28-2011 02:47 PM

Chris, looks to me you nailed a home run with your first at bat. Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 03-28-2011 03:22 PM

Nicely done. I have a large block of wenge that I am going to make a jointer with, did you experience any trouble gluing it or did you prep it with acetone?

Welcome to the plane-making club. You shall now be an addict henceforth and forever more.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#5 posted 03-28-2011 03:28 PM

Very nice! That’s a whopper of a blade!

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

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#6 posted 03-28-2011 03:30 PM

Nice work and I am sure you will enjoy using it

-- Ray,Iowa

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#7 posted 03-28-2011 07:00 PM

Thanks all! I am afraid that I can see the adictiveness to plane making and am looking forward to building another.

I used the 1 1/4” Hock blade, it is great. With just minor honing I am getting perfect shavings.

-- Chris Adkins,

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#8 posted 03-28-2011 07:20 PM

Looks better than the one I built. Good job.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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