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Project by rcflyer23 posted 1117 days ago 1129 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I built my first plane http://lumberjocks.com/projects/51900 based off the one in wood magazine. It worked so well that I wanted another so I built a second one. They both work fantastic and I am going to build more for Christmas presents for a couple of woodworkers I know. :)

-- Kevin, Davidson, NC





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SSMDad

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#1 posted 1117 days ago

Those are both beautiful planes! I’d love to be able to do something like this. Fantastic job Kevin!

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 1117 days ago

They are beautiful together! Will you call them Adam and Eve? Will they make some baby planes??

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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rcflyer23

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#3 posted 1117 days ago

@SSMDad Thanks. Give it a try. They are actually pretty easy to build. I built the second one in just a couple of hours minus glue up.

@CharlieM1958 – Ha! That’s a great idea. Funny you should ask about baby planes. I kept part of the cut off of the last one and am trying to find something to use it for. It’s little maybe 3” – 4” Long. I’m sure I’ll figure something out. Maybe a chisel plane.

-- Kevin, Davidson, NC

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imallchalkedup

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#4 posted 1117 days ago

Those are really cool, how do they adjust? Is it just wedged in there? Anyway, they are beautiful.

-- RStadler

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rcflyer23

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#5 posted 1117 days ago

@imallchalkedup – Once it is wedged, you can tap the front with a hammer to extend the blade and hit the back to retract the blade. It doesn’t give you as fine adjustment as a regular plane but you can still get some thin shavings with it.

-- Kevin, Davidson, NC

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HalDougherty

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#6 posted 1117 days ago

So far I’ve bought out all the replacement blades at my local Home Depot two times and as soon as they get another shipment, I’m making more.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#7 posted 1117 days ago

a pretty coupple :-)
a little block plane wuold be the right baby for them

thankĀ“s for sharing

Dennis

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rcflyer23

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#8 posted 1117 days ago

Thanks @Dennisgrosen I’m sure will come of the little cut off.

-- Kevin, Davidson, NC

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Wayne

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#9 posted 1117 days ago

Who new hand planes were such a social breed?
You can really never have too many.

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twokidsnosleep

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#10 posted 1112 days ago

Ok, now you are just showing off ;)

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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rcflyer23

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#11 posted 1112 days ago

@twokidsnosleep that’s funny…

-- Kevin, Davidson, NC

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