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Project by Don W posted 10-03-2011 07:01 PM 1516 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been working on this for a while. Al, this is kind of like your saw handle. It wasn’t worth saving, so it became a challenge. It sat for a long time after I accidently cut the curve on the wrong end. So now its shaped on both ends. It was a block with the iron-wedge section all roughed out. I don’t have any before pictures but if you look in the pile its the forth wood body from the right. I didn’t take before pictures because I really did have very high hopes it was salvageable.

Its soaked in BLO for ever, and the wedge is salvaged from another wood body that was beyond repair. The blade and cap are other parts as well.

I intentionaly left the makers layout marks. I thought they should be there. It would serve as a smoother or a short jack, and I may use it from time to time just to ward off the “collector” personification.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#1 posted 10-03-2011 07:12 PM

It looks very nice though it is probably too late to “ward off” the collector personification. Perhaps reduce or mask might be a better characterization. :)

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 10-03-2011 07:33 PM

Just another! Ha Ha

Nice work again!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#3 posted 10-03-2011 07:46 PM

You’ll never use it… COLLECTOR!!!!

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#4 posted 10-03-2011 08:39 PM

See Dan the laugh is on you. I already used it to make the shavings for the picture. :-)

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#5 posted 10-03-2011 10:19 PM

nice plane :-)

just wondering about your preference for this style vs the dowel pinned/krenov style (since you made one of those but many of these!). Seems like the Krenov would be easier to make, as well as provide more support for the lower part of the blade.

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#6 posted 10-03-2011 11:22 PM

Aaron, i haven’t made any of this style. All of these have been restores. The only two I made were both Krenov style planes. That said, making one of these is on my list of things to do. I’m not sure I agree the Krenov style is easier, both can be made the same way. You may be right about more support lower on the blade, but with the heavy blades these older planes used, I don’t believe it matters.

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