My first hand plane

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Project by tbone74 posted 1035 days ago 1454 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been wanting to make a plane now for a while. I just bought a book on the process and I stumbled across an article in the september issue of WOOD magazine. I had some scraps left over from my last two procjects, so I thought I would try to build one.

The plane is made from African mohagany and hard maple. The pin is 1/4” aluminum rod. The local hardware store was closed yesterday otherwise it would have been brass. Maybe on the next one! I used a cheap blade I found at Home Depot for about $3. I tuned it up with some whetstones to 8000 grit and it’s a razor. I still ned to make some minor adjustments to the fit but I still can get a pretty thin shaving. The finish is BLO.

Any and all comments welcome

-- Tony

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#1 posted 1035 days ago

lookin real sharp, T-bone! I like it a lot!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 1035 days ago

Looking good

-- Billp

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#3 posted 1035 days ago

that ’s a beaut. great job, hope it many cuts

-- Tim-; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-

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#4 posted 1035 days ago

Beautiful job! When my Wood Magazine came, I liked the design and I’ve built a few of them too. Even using the cheep blade from Home Depot. The next one I build, will have a solid bottom like yours. That’s a nice addition.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 1035 days ago

looks great.

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#6 posted 1035 days ago

Nice looking plane. Lie Nielsen Eat your heart out!!!

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#7 posted 1035 days ago

Well done

-- Vince

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#8 posted 1035 days ago

Great job on this one : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 1034 days ago

looks great got the same article got to build myself one soon !!!! very nice job!

-- freighttrain,ky

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#10 posted 1034 days ago

I think it is great. I have to put this on my list of things to do.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#11 posted 1034 days ago

Very nice I have this on my to do list as well.

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

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