Krenov Hand Plane

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Project by doorslammer posted 06-20-2011 04:14 AM 3930 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With all the recent hand tool posts I thought I’d post my Krenov smoother I made a while back. This thing is a pure user with a 50 degree bed angle made from some laminated red oak and a jatoba sole. This plane has quickly become my go to smoother, especially for trickier grain. I’ve already got plans for a couple more. Also shown is a little plane hammer I made today with a 3/4” brass head and maple handle.

-- Aaron in TN -

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#1 posted 06-20-2011 04:16 AM

Very nice Aaron. Its performance looks outstanding. What blade did you choose?

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

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#2 posted 06-20-2011 05:50 AM

Awesome. This has a very comfortable look to it.

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#3 posted 06-20-2011 02:06 PM

Very nice! You do good work.
Thanks for sharing it with us.

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#4 posted 06-20-2011 02:11 PM

Thanks, I went with the 2” Hock blade, but I will have to admit, the next one I plan on using the 1 3/4” blade. The width of the body is just a little too wide to be really comfortable.

-- Aaron in TN -

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#5 posted 06-20-2011 03:04 PM

It’s marvelous!

-- 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 06-20-2011 05:59 PM

where did you get the brass head of the hammer?

-- Ben L

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#7 posted 06-20-2011 07:53 PM

Ben, I ordered the brass stock from McMaster-Carr.

-- Aaron in TN -

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#8 posted 06-20-2011 08:50 PM

Very nice plane. Its hard to make one plane and not have a craving to make more.

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

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#9 posted 06-23-2011 04:48 PM

Beautiful. Love the organic shape. Looks like it would be a pleasure to use. I look forward to making some of these myself some day.

-- Founding member of the (un)Official LumberJock's Frugal Woodworking Society -

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