My first plane was lonely so I built him a friend

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Project by rcflyer23 posted 08-09-2011 05:37 PM 1309 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I built my first plane 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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#1 posted 08-09-2011 05:45 PM

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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#2 posted 08-09-2011 05:53 PM

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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#3 posted 08-09-2011 06:02 PM

@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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#4 posted 08-09-2011 06:38 PM

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

-- RStadler

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#5 posted 08-09-2011 06:51 PM

@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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#6 posted 08-09-2011 10:28 PM

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

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#7 posted 08-09-2011 11:53 PM

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

thankĀ“s for sharing


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#8 posted 08-10-2011 02:34 AM

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

-- Kevin, Davidson, NC

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#9 posted 08-10-2011 03:28 AM

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

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#10 posted 08-14-2011 07:09 AM

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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#11 posted 08-14-2011 10:15 PM

@twokidsnosleep that’s funny…

-- Kevin, Davidson, NC

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