Shop made Krenov inspired smoothing plane

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Project by Don W posted 1074 days ago 2407 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a shop made Krenov inspired smoothing plane. Made from white oak for the body, wenge for the cross pin and Ash for the wedge.

I blogged its creation as well.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#1 posted 1074 days ago

Fantastic! I love the dimensions and the wood choice. I love the thick wedge too. Wonderful.

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

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#2 posted 1074 days ago

I like it. I have an extra A2 blade that needs a home in one of these. Thanks for sharing

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David Grimes

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#3 posted 1074 days ago

Very nice, DonW. It looks very stout. I hope to do one of these some day.

Excellent blog on the creation, too. I wish all were as detailed as yours.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#4 posted 1074 days ago

I like!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 1071 days ago

Wauuu, beautiful job, now shaves with your own plane!
Congrat on the build.
Best thoughts,

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

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#6 posted 1069 days ago

Don that looks great. I think one of my next planes is going to be a Krenov style. Thanks for looking at mine.

How thick is that cross pin. I have about 2ft of 1/4” brass now so I have plenty of brass but I would like to eventually make some of the cross-pins out of hardwood..

-- Kevin, Davidson, NC

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Don W

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#7 posted 1069 days ago

kevin, I blogged my build I made the cross piece 3/4×3/4 but that was a little thicker than necessarily. Next one I’ll make about 5/8×5/8. If you look at my blog, it shows how I made the wooden pin.

I’ve been looking for a piece of brass but so far I can’t find it local, but I like the wood for this style of plane. I want to make a metal bottom style at some point, that’ll have a brass pin. Something like this one. I haven’t found the brass for this yet either.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#8 posted 1069 days ago

Don I will check out the blog of the build. Yeah the brass is kind of hard to find for some reason. My dad was able to find some in his town and brought some to me. You might want to check local Hobby or Craft Stores. I know one of the Hobby Stores that I used to go to sold it, always looked at it when looking at RC Airplanes trying to figure out what you would use it for. :) Yeah Not sure where you would get the brass for that Infill plane. That looks like fun though :)

-- Kevin, Davidson, NC

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#9 posted 1061 days ago

Looks like a very nice plane to use.

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

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