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This is the first tool I made in my endeavor to hand tool woodworking. At this time I was still using the powered machines in the woodshop on the base. Man will it hog off wood!





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Don W

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#1 posted 11-30-2011 08:22 PM

nice looking plane!

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#2 posted 11-30-2011 09:27 PM

An admirable undertaking, building everything with just hand tools and sweat. I prefer to do it that way myself. I find that in order to put food on the table (since I work wood for a living) though, I need a quicker method of getting the work done. That equals machines. However, I have the occasional client request no machines be used in the production of their furniture. I do it for them gladly. I also charge more, as it is taking up more of my time and skill.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#3 posted 11-30-2011 09:42 PM

Nice, did you saw it down the middle to cut out the “frog” area and glue it back together? Or did you Chop it out from a solid piece ?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#4 posted 11-30-2011 10:01 PM

The Chamfer on the plane is a nice detail.

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

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#5 posted 11-30-2011 10:13 PM

Really nice plane. I like the proper button.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 11-30-2011 10:17 PM

Thank you everyone for the words of encouragement.

Mochoa- I did use the “Krenov” method -resawing, and laminating- I just wanted a tote and for it to look more traditional.

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#7 posted 11-30-2011 10:18 PM

Since you did the lamination where does the cut fall (I ask because of the way you secure the wedge)

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

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Brit

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#8 posted 11-30-2011 10:48 PM

Well done. It looks great.

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#9 posted 12-01-2011 12:13 AM

Great looking plane.
Welcome to lumberjocks.

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#10 posted 12-01-2011 03:33 AM

Great job, think I might try making some of the more “traditional” wooden planes. The Krenov style plans are only better for fine work, not for heavy planing.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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#11 posted 12-01-2011 08:22 AM

Well done. It looks great.

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#12 posted 12-01-2011 12:00 PM

I love those old school style planes.

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#13 posted 12-01-2011 12:27 PM

It’s a beautiful tool and it will serve you the rest of your life.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#14 posted 12-01-2011 09:20 PM

RGtools- By “where does the cut fall” , I assume you mean the sides of the plane that are cut off, then reglued back together after you have shaped the bed, escapement, abuttment, and mouth. Is that right?

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#15 posted 12-01-2011 09:52 PM

JaLatham, usually traditional style planes like the one you made, if laminated, were cut right down the middle. If you cut the sides off like Krenov then that’s a little different. I think that’s what RG was getting at. I had that question too. It sounds like you cut both sides off. Where did you see those plans.

Great plane, thanks for posting.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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