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Project by Jim Rowe posted 03-05-2012 04:23 PM 2942 views 20 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently finished a pair of grooving planes based on the design shown in FWW by Matt Kenney. A combination of purpleheart and lemonwood was used. The planes will create a 1/8th (3mm) groove 1/8th in from the bottom of box. Left and righthand versions allow for differing grain directions. Using these is a nice alternative to the usual router approach. They also make a very satisfying project!

-- It always looks better when it's finished!





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canadianchips

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#1 posted 03-05-2012 04:28 PM

Nice looking planes. Keep going and build the ULTIMATE SET !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#2 posted 03-05-2012 06:19 PM

GREAT job on these !!!

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

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#3 posted 03-05-2012 06:25 PM

They are really, really pretty. The craftsmanship shows. Really nice.

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

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#4 posted 03-05-2012 07:33 PM

Excellent work, first time I’ve seen lemonwood used on LJ. DIY moulding planes seems like a slippery slope, could easily end up with a lot more

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#5 posted 03-05-2012 07:50 PM

nearly nothing like using homegrown tools ….. :-)

looking good
thanks for sharing

Dennis

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#6 posted 03-06-2012 12:21 PM

Beautiful planes.
A winner!
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 03-06-2012 02:00 PM

Very nice. Where did you get the blades?

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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#8 posted 03-06-2012 02:22 PM

Many thanks for all these comments.
I bought the blades from Phil Edwards at “http://www.phillyplanes.co.uk” If you like hand made wooden planes Phil’s site is well worth a visit.
Cheers Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Brit

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#9 posted 03-08-2012 12:33 PM

Wonderful planes Jim and I like your choice of woods. On that note, where do you buy your hardwood from? I still need to find more suppliers in the UK.

-- 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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Jim Rowe

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#10 posted 03-08-2012 02:38 PM

Thanks Andy. The wood used in the planes was from Timberline in Tunbridge “http://www.exotichardwoods.co.uk”
They have a good selection of timbers from whole boards down to specially prepared pieces for musical instruments and boxes. They also do mail order if you can’t traverse the M25!
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#11 posted 03-08-2012 04:09 PM

Very nice!

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

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Brit

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#12 posted 03-08-2012 07:31 PM

Thanks for info Jim. I’ll check them out.

-- 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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#13 posted 03-08-2012 07:59 PM

These are beautiful tools, Congratulations. I hope you signed and dated them.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#14 posted 03-09-2013 11:54 PM

I especially like your boxes and hand planes. Best thinh about both projects is just how useful they are!. The hand planes are very quiet as opposed to an electric router. It is much nicer making curls than sawdust.

-- Doug, Long Island, Winterwood

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Jim Rowe

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#15 posted 03-10-2013 05:36 PM

Doug,
Making shavings is much more preferable to saw dust! Glad you like the planes.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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