Greene & Greene Hand Plane Set

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Project by HighRockWoodworking posted 08-10-2011 10:54 PM 3481 views 17 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few months ago I posted a picture on here of a Greene and Greene inspired hand plane that I designed and built. I decided to go ahead and build a set and finished a few weeks ago but am just getting around to posting on here. The planes all work great and have been fitted with Hock blades. The smoother (the middle one) is my favorite for use but I love the look of the big jointer plane.

I hope you enjoy them.

-- Chris Adkins,

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Newage Neanderthal

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#1 posted 08-10-2011 11:40 PM

Those things are great man. I love the design. Build your handplane and greene and greene, I would have sat there for a week figuring out which to build first

-- . @NANeanderthal on twitter

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#2 posted 08-10-2011 11:43 PM

Man these really rock! Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 08-10-2011 11:43 PM

The brothers would have been proud. These are great looking planes.

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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#4 posted 08-11-2011 12:07 AM

Some wonderful creative and personal planes.
Best thoughts,

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

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#5 posted 08-11-2011 12:15 AM

Beautiful work! What kind of wood did you make them from?

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#6 posted 08-11-2011 12:26 AM

Thanks for the comments. I love designing new ideas and the planes were a blast.

Hal, the body is Mahogany and the sole, cross pin, wedge, and plugs are Wenge.

-- Chris Adkins,

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#7 posted 08-11-2011 02:50 AM

You have serious talent for design and craftsman ship is incredible

-- Bennett; If it can't be fixed with a hammer its an electical problem

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#8 posted 08-11-2011 04:37 AM


-- Jim, Nebraska

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#9 posted 08-11-2011 07:52 AM

I have to say that I can really appreciate the skill that it took to make those. I’m not a big fan of that style – personally – but you have done it well.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#10 posted 08-11-2011 08:20 AM

Gorgeous, I would love to try them out!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#11 posted 08-11-2011 01:03 PM

I love it when I find work that is outside the box. these HRW designed planes fit that category. Great idea and it takes homemeade palnes a real step up in glamour

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#12 posted 08-11-2011 03:27 PM

Very very nice.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#13 posted 08-11-2011 07:19 PM

Those are SEXY!

-- Dan, SSgt/USMC, Jacksonville, NC,

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#14 posted 08-11-2011 08:32 PM

Just amazing! Well done!

-- Ty, Up in Washington

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#15 posted 08-12-2011 01:39 AM

They look great and well made but too good to use.
I would keep them on a shelf in the house to be admired.


-- Kiefer

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