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Project by Bertha posted 05-29-2011 02:03 PM 2448 views 8 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When posting this, the site lecturing about wood-only, blah, blah, has put me in a bad mood, so I’ll be brief. For the purists, stop here! because there’s metal in this plane (facepalm). This was a fun project, inspired by Div, fuel-to-fire added by Mads. Iron is off an old Stanley, 37.5 bed angle, 25 primary. Wood maple from stockmaker and walnut from fire log. Make one!

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





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#1 posted 05-29-2011 03:18 PM

Good work Al ! And I love the wedge..

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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Bertha

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#2 posted 05-29-2011 03:38 PM

Thanks Glen! I’m going to start doing things like this wege more often. It took all of 5 minutes and people are getting a kick out of it. I’ve only owned the plane for a day, but I bet the fishie wedge will make me smile every time I pick it up:)

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

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#3 posted 05-29-2011 04:22 PM

Very nice. Already started your second one?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 05-29-2011 04:27 PM

You can always re-entitle that one “walnut carved fish for shop-made Div inspired shoulder plane” ;)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#5 posted 05-29-2011 04:33 PM

Wow, that came out super.
And I totally love your fishie wedge!

-- Having fun...Eric

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Bertha

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#6 posted 05-29-2011 06:37 PM

Soda, it’s too late to edit, else I would take your advice! Or maybe Div inspired wooden device with noncontributory metal component.

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

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#7 posted 05-29-2011 06:54 PM

That plane is so cool, the fish makes it impossible not to love it.
And it has been great fun to be a part of yor journey.
- and yes thank you Div.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Div

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#8 posted 05-29-2011 08:18 PM

Furiously fabulous fishy fantastic far out funky flane! OK, the last word is supposed to be plane….
So glad I could have a tiny little part in this production!
Thanks for playing plane plane with us!
Now, I will look out for the next one….

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

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#9 posted 05-29-2011 08:39 PM

Yiihaaa Bertha :)

What a great looking plane….that fish make it so speciel and i cant look at it without a big smile :D

Does it work ?? naaa just kidding :) of course it works.

Maybe i vill give it try and make a little plane i had i my head for years.

Well done Bertha :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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Bertha

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#10 posted 05-29-2011 08:46 PM

All my favorite friends are here and like Mads is famous for, I’m smiling. In retrospect, I kind of like the big clunky dowels. I tried it out on some hemlock and the blade was not entirely up to the challenge. Like Wayne said, “weird”. I might tinker with the primary but my NEXT plane will be of a higher pitch, I do believe. I’ve got a birthday coming up in the next few days, and I spot heavy, small packages under the tree. My fiance’ won’t wander far from LN and the like, so no vintage Stanleys; BUT what if there’s a 62 knock off in there? Wishing, waiting, fishing, baiting…..Thanks guys!

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

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Bertha

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#11 posted 05-29-2011 08:50 PM

Div and friends, I have to share this with you. I have a “honey-do” board in my shop. I get little gentle reminders on it, i.e., “turn off the lights”, “remember to wear pants”, etc. Here is summarized my very complex algorithm, reduced to flowchart form, Div v. Mads!

Is it weird to see your names scrawled on the walls of a tiny shop in the woods of West Virginia? Cue banjo music…...

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

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Napoleon

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#12 posted 05-29-2011 08:50 PM

Bertha can you ask your fionce if i can come on her birthdaylist cause i can easily be happy with “only” stuff from LN :D

Happy birthday my friend and ill hope you get what you wish :)

Ps next week my package from LN vill arrive :D:D:D

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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Bertha

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#13 posted 05-29-2011 08:53 PM

Ha! Napoleon, I’ve never accused my fiance’ of having bad taste:) I’m just gently steering her over to Philip Marcou and Holtey:) When it comes to vintage Stanleys, I’m insanely particular; I like keyholes and logo-free lever caps, low knob, a difficult distinction to make if you’re not a handplane freak like us:)

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

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Div

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#14 posted 05-29-2011 09:03 PM

Like totally weird! Hmmm, let me see, will it be up, or will it be down…..what does your fiance think about that….;^)
I have been to West Virginia in person, but that was some time ago…

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

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Bertha

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#15 posted 05-29-2011 09:05 PM

My doors are always open to you, Div. Same goes for all you rascals here.

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

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