My first plane was lonely so I built him a friend

  • Advertise with us
Project by rcflyer23 posted 08-09-2011 05:37 PM 1545 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

11 comments so far

View SSMDad's profile


395 posts in 2375 days

#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."

View CharlieM1958's profile


16271 posts in 3997 days

#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"

View rcflyer23's profile


52 posts in 2874 days

#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

View imallchalkedup's profile


393 posts in 2760 days

#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

View rcflyer23's profile


52 posts in 2874 days

#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

View HalDougherty's profile


1820 posts in 3016 days

#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

View Dennisgrosen's profile


10876 posts in 2894 days

#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


View rcflyer23's profile


52 posts in 2874 days

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

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

-- Kevin, Davidson, NC

View Wayne's profile


196 posts in 2372 days

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

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

View twokidsnosleep's profile


1102 posts in 2752 days

#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"

View rcflyer23's profile


52 posts in 2874 days

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

@twokidsnosleep that’s funny…

-- Kevin, Davidson, NC

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics