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My first hand plane

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Project by tbone74 posted 09-26-2011 10:35 PM 1502 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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dakremer

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#1 posted 09-26-2011 10:58 PM

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

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

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Billp

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#2 posted 09-26-2011 11:18 PM

Looking good

-- Billp

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#3 posted 09-27-2011 12:00 AM

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

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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HalDougherty

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#4 posted 09-27-2011 12:21 AM

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 http://www.first285.com

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Don W

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#5 posted 09-27-2011 12:35 AM

looks great.

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

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Michael1

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#6 posted 09-27-2011 02:38 AM

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

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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Vince

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#7 posted 09-27-2011 04:35 AM

Well done

-- Vince

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#8 posted 09-27-2011 05:01 AM

Great job on this one : )

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

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freighttrain

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#9 posted 09-27-2011 03:35 PM

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

-- freighttrain,ky

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amagineer

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#10 posted 09-28-2011 04:13 AM

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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Ken90712

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#11 posted 09-28-2011 09:57 AM

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

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

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