spalted maple and walnut hand plane

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Project by HalDougherty posted 07-24-2011 03:08 AM 3531 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I liked the hand plane I made from the plans in Wood Magazine so much that I made another one. This one is made from spalted maple. The maple’s dark color makes the plane look like something my Grandfather might have used. I’ve rough sanded the plane body and rubbed in a couple of coats of tung oil. That’s all the finish it’s going to get because I’m going to use it, not put it up and look at it. I may make a few more to give as gifts this Christmas.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#1 posted 07-24-2011 03:27 AM

It’s going to get some attention on your shop shelf by anyone who stops in for a visit.
Beautiful work, Hal.

-- Jay in Changsha

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#2 posted 07-24-2011 03:31 AM

This one looks great too.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#3 posted 07-24-2011 03:40 AM


-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#4 posted 07-24-2011 04:18 AM

Beautiful job, Hal. Looks like you’re going into business!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 07-24-2011 04:21 AM

This is really great.

-- John from Jackson, Michigan

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#6 posted 07-24-2011 04:59 AM

Man, that’s beautiful! Very nice work!

-- Dan Siggers, Alabama,

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#7 posted 07-24-2011 05:08 AM

How do I get on your Christmas list … looks great.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#8 posted 07-24-2011 12:36 PM

looks like a low slung sports car..slick plane..enjoy working with it!

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#9 posted 07-24-2011 02:27 PM

The tung oil makes it look really nice.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#10 posted 07-24-2011 03:26 PM

Good looking tool and it will be a joy to use!

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#11 posted 07-25-2011 12:19 PM

Very nice. It’s not only a tool, it’s a work of art.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#12 posted 07-29-2011 07:09 AM

Hal, I missed this earlier. Great work!! I know what it takes to do what you have done…..........

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#13 posted 08-05-2011 04:06 PM

I just made one of these as well. and I am planning on a second one as a Christmas present. They are great little planes. :) Yours looks great.


-- Kevin, Davidson, NC

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#14 posted 09-16-2011 06:02 AM

That’s a very nice looking plane. I like your selection of woods.
Thanks for the post!

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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