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Lets make a hand plane #3 Finished Hand Plane

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Project by Davesfunwoodworking posted 02-03-2008 04:45 AM 2926 views 18 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay I finished the hand plane. Iam sorry to all who have been waiting. The last few months have been crazy. Any way after glueing the handle and the knob to the plane its time to finish sanding down to 200 grit. Then I put about 3 coats of tung oil on the sides and top. To get the bottom flat I use some sand paper on top my table saw. This will get a nice flat bottom. Nothing on the bottom but a little wax. I hope this project has been as much fun for you as it was for me. I will do more like this if you all want me to.

-- Davesfunwoodworking





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Les Hastings

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#1 posted 02-03-2008 04:52 AM

Very, very nice,,,,two thumbs up! High five Dave!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 02-03-2008 05:23 AM

Dave this is a gorgeous plane. It should be sitting in a display cabinet rather than being used on rough lumber. Lie-Nielsen has nothing to compare with this.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Tim Dorcas

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#3 posted 02-03-2008 08:24 AM

It looks amazing! Does she plane as well as she looks?

-- www.craftedbytim.com - A Woodworking & Renovation Blog & www.craftedbytim.com - I make. You buy.

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davidtheboxmaker

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#4 posted 02-03-2008 11:54 AM

Dave – that’s a nice looking plane. I use quite a lot of exotic timbers some of which chip when going through the planer. I was thinking of making a high angle plane to use for these difficult timbers. I think your basic procedure should work for this, but with a steeper blade angle.

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rikkor

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#5 posted 02-03-2008 12:05 PM

Beautiful plane. If it cuts half as good as it looks you really have something.

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 02-03-2008 12:54 PM

Dave the plane is beautiful. You implied that you would do more like that if we wanted you to. My answer is a resounding YES – I’ll even send you the address for you to send a couple of them to :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Critterman

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#7 posted 02-03-2008 01:31 PM

Wow Dave, what a great looking plane. Long yes, but it’s projects like this that inspire us to smile each time we see them, and this one looks like you’ll be smiling in your shop for a long time.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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Tomcat1066

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#8 posted 02-03-2008 01:33 PM

Sweet looking plane, and it looks like it makes sweet looking shavings! Very nice! If I had made something like that, it would take a nuclear war just to wipe the smile off my face…and then it would still be a grin!

Tom: The only guy grinning in the apocalypse :D

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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Thos. Angle

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#9 posted 02-03-2008 03:03 PM

Looks good, Dave. I’m afraid you missed something in my original. The sole of Jarrah. That’s what makes it slide so well. Good job.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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herbr

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#10 posted 02-03-2008 05:27 PM

Great work! It looks so nice I would probably never use it. It belongs in a trophy case.

-- Spread love with our work

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Davesfunwoodworking

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#11 posted 02-03-2008 09:07 PM

I just wanted to say thank you to all for the kind words. As for the bottom I left it all Oak no one in town has Jarrah. But with the oak I can sand it smooth as a babies B——. If you all know what i mean. As to how it works, I myself am very happy with the paper thin shavings. It was very fun to make and again thanks to a great craftsman Thos.Angle who made it first. I did also leave out all the dowels so it didnt look just like yours. As to a trophy case I will think about it every time I use it. Thanks again to all. I will keep doing them through out the years and always post them so all can follow and make there own.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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grovemadman

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#12 posted 03-04-2008 09:48 AM

Thanks dave, my friend and I are getting ready to start making a couple of scrub planes.

-- --Chuck

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davidtheboxmaker

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#13 posted 03-04-2008 11:42 AM

Great looking plane. Looking at the pictures it seems to be a low angle plane.
I’ve recently been given some old planes, so I’ve rescued the irons for future use.

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#14 posted 05-15-2008 06:32 PM

Thats a real nice hand plane.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#15 posted 07-23-2008 06:08 PM

very nice hand plane.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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