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Project by vipond33 posted 02-17-2012 01:29 AM 3019 views 24 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 02-17-2012 01:33 AM

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 02-17-2012 01:33 AM

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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#3 posted 02-17-2012 02:21 AM

Beautiful work!

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peteg

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#4 posted 02-17-2012 02:42 AM

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 02-17-2012 02:57 AM

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 02-17-2012 02:57 AM

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

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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gbear

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#7 posted 02-17-2012 03:03 AM

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 02-17-2012 03:23 AM

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 02-17-2012 03:25 AM

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 02-17-2012 03:34 AM

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 02-17-2012 04:11 AM

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 02-17-2012 04:25 AM

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 02-17-2012 04:31 AM

looks like beautiful sculpture!

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

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#14 posted 02-17-2012 04:52 AM

cool plane.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#15 posted 02-17-2012 05:27 AM

You’ve just created a beautiful heirloom

-- Adam - Langley, British Columbia (Canada)

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