Another plane and mallet

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Project by tbone74 posted 1029 days ago 1724 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About 20 years ago I dropped my father’s hand plane and broke the handle. To this day every time I see him (we only get the chance to see each other once or twice a year) he reminds me about breaking that plane and never fixing or replacing the handle. Well, I thought instead of making him a new handle I would just make him a plane. I made the laminated blank long so I could make a matching mallet to set the wedge as well.

The plane is made from walnut and maple. I had made this plane before but this one turned out better than the first since I tuned up my saw. He’s comming out for a visit in about a month, hopefully he likes it.

-- Tony

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#1 posted 1029 days ago

That is awesome and very nice. I’m sure he will feel blessed for receiving such a great gift.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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#2 posted 1029 days ago

Great looking set Tony. I am sure they will be enjoyed.

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#3 posted 1029 days ago

Sweet combo.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#4 posted 1029 days ago

It’s always nice when you can give back for your childhood.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#5 posted 1029 days ago

Nice matching set. Something your father can be very proud of!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#6 posted 1029 days ago

Very nice, let us know his reactions….I know, I would excited to have one.

-- Vince

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#7 posted 1029 days ago

Really nice stuff.
I always get happy to see beautiful tools come to life.
Best thoughts,

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

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#8 posted 1029 days ago

Kewl !!! Nice work !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#9 posted 1029 days ago

If he doesn’t like them, send them my way, I’ll adopt you. But then, who wouldn’t like them. The plane looks great, but the mallet seems to have a “come hither” look.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#10 posted 1029 days ago

This is really awesome!!! I like that the mallet matches the plane. Do you have a plan that you used for this plane? would love to get a copy of it.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#11 posted 1028 days ago

That’s a very sharp looking pair you’ve created there. Very nice. I’m sure your dad will be thrilled.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#12 posted 1025 days ago

Beautiful job and I don’t think you will have to ask for forgiveness .


-- Kiefer 松

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#13 posted 1014 days ago

Nice story, and I am sure he will enjoy it. Have you given it to him yet?

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#14 posted 1014 days ago

Thanks for all the comments! My father isn’t comming until the second week in December, Hope he likes it!

-- Tony

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#15 posted 979 days ago

Well, what did he make of it!? I’m sure he loved it.
Did you invent this yourself, or did you follow a guide?
Great work.

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