Greene & Greene Inspired Hand Plane

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Project by HighRockWoodworking posted 05-12-2011 11:37 PM 3019 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while back I bought a few books, one on Greene & Greene and the other on hand planes. Not being able to decide which book I wanted to use as inspiration for design first…I decided on both! The plane works great with a very flat sole and tight throat. The iron is an 1 1/2” Hock set at 50 degrees and the material is Mahogany and Wenge with a Tung oil finish.

It was a very fun project to design and build.

-- Chris Adkins,

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#1 posted 05-12-2011 11:48 PM

Having your cake and eating it too! I like it!

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#2 posted 05-12-2011 11:49 PM

Way to go!
I love this way to think.
You have done a exelent job on that plane.
Really inspirering.
Best thoughts,

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

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#3 posted 05-12-2011 11:53 PM

coooool and a hell lot more of the nice words :-)

thank´s for sharing

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#4 posted 05-12-2011 11:55 PM

That is sweet! It makes me smile; I hope it does the same for you every time you use it.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#5 posted 05-13-2011 12:27 AM

Very good

It is great when you make a tool that fits your needs

The fact that it also looks great is a big bonus. :)


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 05-13-2011 01:05 AM

Nice melding of the designs.

-- 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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#7 posted 05-13-2011 01:18 AM

OMG. This would put a smile on Charles Greene’s face. It put a smile on mine. Thank you. Beautiful.

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#8 posted 05-13-2011 02:11 AM

great work I bet they (green and green) would be proud of it.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#9 posted 05-13-2011 02:16 AM

Really nice….and very innovative. I love the G&G style….never thought about using it in a plane….great idea…turned out beautiful.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#10 posted 05-13-2011 07:17 AM

That’s righteous, and it’s absolutely gorgeous! What a great project.

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#11 posted 05-13-2011 11:48 AM

WOW!! Truly unique. Very creative!!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#12 posted 05-13-2011 01:38 PM

Wow indeed. Does it make pillowed shavings? ;)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#13 posted 05-13-2011 05:07 PM

Thanks for all the comments guys. It really is fun coming up with an idea and seeing it through. I have the body for two more planes with the Greene and Greene style cut out and working on them now, they will be a block plane and jointer plane.

-- Chris Adkins,

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#14 posted 05-13-2011 05:11 PM

Sodabowski, ha! yes I have it set to make instant cloud lifts…very convenient..:)

-- Chris Adkins,

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#15 posted 08-30-2011 03:55 AM

Thats cool. I have never seen a plane like that before.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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