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spalted maple and walnut hand plane

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Project by HalDougherty posted 07-23-2011 at 08:08 PM 2927 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 http://www.first285.com





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JRL

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#1 posted 07-23-2011 at 08:27 PM

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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MShort

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#2 posted 07-23-2011 at 08:31 PM

This one looks great too.

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

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Wolffarmer

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#3 posted 07-23-2011 at 08:40 PM

Wonderful

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 07-23-2011 at 09:18 PM

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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Rev_John

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#5 posted 07-23-2011 at 09:21 PM

This is really great.

-- John from Jackson, Michigan

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STL

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#6 posted 07-23-2011 at 09:59 PM

Man, that’s beautiful! Very nice work!

-- Dan Siggers, Alabama, http://www.siggerstraditionsllc.com

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#7 posted 07-23-2011 at 10:08 PM

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

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#8 posted 07-24-2011 at 05:36 AM

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

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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spunwood

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#9 posted 07-24-2011 at 07:27 AM

The tung oil makes it look really nice.

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

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ChesapeakeBob

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#10 posted 07-24-2011 at 08:26 AM

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

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#11 posted 07-25-2011 at 05:19 AM

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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Schwieb

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#12 posted 07-29-2011 at 12:09 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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rcflyer23

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#13 posted 08-05-2011 at 09:06 AM

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

-- Kevin, Davidson, NC

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PaBull

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#14 posted 09-15-2011 at 11:02 PM

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

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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