Another plane and mallet

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Project by tbone74 posted 11-03-2011 07:53 PM 2058 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 11-03-2011 08:01 PM

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 11-03-2011 08:02 PM

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

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#3 posted 11-03-2011 08:06 PM

Sweet combo.

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#4 posted 11-03-2011 09:00 PM

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 11-03-2011 09:03 PM

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

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#6 posted 11-03-2011 09:05 PM

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

-- Vince

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#7 posted 11-03-2011 11:50 PM

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 11-04-2011 02:13 AM

Kewl !!! Nice work !!!

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

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#9 posted 11-04-2011 03:22 AM

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 11-04-2011 04:05 AM

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 11-04-2011 04:53 AM

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 11-07-2011 07:00 AM

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


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#13 posted 11-18-2011 05:26 AM

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

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#14 posted 11-18-2011 05:46 AM

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 12-23-2011 04:01 PM

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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