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White oak and ash scraper plane

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Project by Don W posted 08-31-2011 02:29 AM 2782 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been meaning to make this plane ever since I made the smoother. I must admin, seeing Dan's chamfer plane gave me a little extra motivation.

The body is white oak from a piece of firewood I salvaged off the wood pile. It’s actually off the same piece as the smoother. The sides are scrap pieces of ash.

The blade is from a Stanley #81 that I bought to restore. It was a little to short for the #81 so I bought a new hock blade for the #81 and used the old one here. I haven’t had a chance to really use it yet, but it tested out very nice.

The finish is just 2 coats of BLO. It will get a couple more before it goes into heavy use.

As you can see in the very last picture, somehow my first glue up wound up about an 1/8” to wide. I had to set it aside for a couple of days to cool off, rejecting the thought to turn it back into firewood and then re-cut and re-glued it. In the end, I guess it was worth the time.

What’s the next one to be…............................................

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com





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#1 posted 08-31-2011 03:52 AM

Don W wrote, “As you can see in the very last picture, somehow my first glue up wound up about an 1/8” to wide. I had to set it aside for a couple of days to cool off, rejecting the thought to turn it back into firewood and then re-cut and re-glued it. In the end, I guess it was worth the time.”

I thought I was the only one that has the urge to destroy the things that don’t work well.

-- When questioned about using glue on a garbage bin I responded, "Wood working is about good technique and lots of glue........I have the glue part down."

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#2 posted 08-31-2011 05:24 AM

Sweet!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#3 posted 08-31-2011 08:38 AM

niiiice :-)
whats the angle on the bed

Dennis

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#4 posted 08-31-2011 11:59 AM

Dennis, I made the angle 95 degrees.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#5 posted 08-31-2011 12:03 PM

That’s an elegant looking little plane. Very nice.

Why didn’t you guys start all this sooner ? (instead of buying up all the Stanley planes) ;=)

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

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#6 posted 08-31-2011 12:09 PM

See David, If I hadn’t bought all the Stanley planes, I’d never bought all the parts planes, and I wouldn’t have had all the extra blades, so you see were this is going…......

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#7 posted 08-31-2011 12:21 PM

I do and I see some of the same future in my little world.

I’m in rehab, though. I believe it was Mads that commented about how many ways can you prop a chisel up (or something along those lines). Hello, my name is David. I was a Stanley Ebay binge buying addict, but luckily I made myself sick just in time and have it in a proper perspective now. ;=)

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

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#8 posted 08-31-2011 02:01 PM

Nice work Don… I like this little jewel…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 08-31-2011 07:19 PM

Now I must admit that seeing this has also given me some more motivation! So you have returned the favor. Very nice. I will add a scraper plane to my to do list.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#10 posted 08-31-2011 11:12 PM

thank´s Don :-)

Dennis

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#11 posted 09-01-2011 12:07 AM

Don!
That is one wonderful scraper plane you have made.
Nice details, nice curves, you hit it spot on buddy.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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