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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 965 days ago

nice looking plane!

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

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WoodSpanker

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#2 posted 965 days ago

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 965 days ago

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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RGtools

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#4 posted 965 days ago

The Chamfer on the plane is a nice detail.

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

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Bertha

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#5 posted 965 days ago

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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JaLatham

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#6 posted 965 days ago

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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RGtools

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#7 posted 965 days ago

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 965 days ago

Well done. It looks great.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#9 posted 965 days ago

Great looking plane.
Welcome to lumberjocks.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#10 posted 965 days ago

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 http://carterswhittling.wordpress.com/

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#11 posted 965 days ago

Well done. It looks great.

-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein

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#12 posted 965 days ago

I love those old school style planes.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#13 posted 965 days ago

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

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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JaLatham

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#14 posted 964 days ago

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 964 days ago

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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