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Ebony sole, back plate and cross pin block, Veritas Norris style adjuster, initialed Kingwood wedge, Hock iron.
Padded on shellac and Godard’s wax.
My homemade version of HOYD.

9 3/4” x 2 7/8” x 5 1/2”. About 40 hrs.
Build on LJ’s.
gene

Some details


The obligatory mouth opening shot


Sorry

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.





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rance

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#1 posted 894 days ago

Very nice job Gene. I like how you accented the branch/knot on the right side. This plane is almost enough to make me start using hand planes on a regular basis. Yew did it with this one. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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BarbS

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#2 posted 894 days ago

This is a Beautiful job, in spite of the chicks! :-) Very nice smoother. I’ll bet it’s a delight to use. Thanks for sharing that.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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waho6o9

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#3 posted 894 days ago

Beautiful work!

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peteg

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#4 posted 894 days ago

Hope you’re not going to use this little beautie Gene, think I’d be puitting it on the display shelf :: ))
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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LittlePaw

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#5 posted 894 days ago

You turned a tool into art! If a tool can be beautiful, this is it!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Clint Searl

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#6 posted 894 days ago

You never fail to do work that’s above and beyond!

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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gbear

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#7 posted 894 days ago

Nice job Gene…that’s a beautiful tool that I know you will enjoy using as well as admiring. I just acquired
about a dozen old wooden planes from the 1800’s and I was pleasantly surprised at how well they performed.
I’m definately a fan! Thanks for sharing yours.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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dakremer

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#8 posted 894 days ago

that is one FINE looking plane! wowser!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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DaddyT

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#9 posted 894 days ago

Thats just lovely!! You can send that to me to test out if you want lol. Have you made any shavings yet? Man….... I cant get over how beautiful it is!

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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Woodbridge

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#10 posted 894 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous plane. As much a work of art as it is a tool!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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KOVA

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#11 posted 894 days ago

GENIUS!! SUPREME BEAUTY IN THAT HANDSPLANE!!!

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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SisQMark

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#12 posted 894 days ago

Wow beautiful workmanship! I like the semi live edge, nice touch.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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Steve Esterby

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#13 posted 894 days ago

looks like beautiful sculpture!

-- steve...e-mail-themantelshop@hotmail.com........remember,the best teacher is repetition.

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 894 days ago

cool plane.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Zulu55

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#15 posted 893 days ago

You’ve just created a beautiful heirloom

-- Adam - Langley, British Columbia (Canada)

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