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Project by CartersWhittling posted 862 days ago 4559 views 24 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello.

This is my first pair of hollow and rounds. These are a pair of number 4’s, so they have a 1/4” wide blade and make a circle with a 1/4” radius.

-Quarter-sawn hard maple body and wedge
-9 3/8” long
-3 3/8” high
-55 degree bed angle with a 12 degree wedge
-finished with linseed oil
-1/8” thick O1 tool steel blades
-1/4” wide blade with 1/8” wide tang
-7” long blade

The planes perform very well from what little use I have given them so far. It took me about 5 hours to make each plane and a couple bucks for the metal, so I would say it is worth making your own. I have enough steel to make almost two dozen or more moulding and joinery planes. I also purchased some 1/4” O1 for a few traditional bench planes. For the almost $200 it cost for the steel and for whatever cost I can get the wood for, I will save a few thousand dollars making the planes myself instead of buying them new. Plus I can make sure all the planes are consistent in size, style, material, and quality.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23 http://carterswhittling.wordpress.com/





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Mauricio

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#1 posted 862 days ago

Very nice planes Carter1

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

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MShort

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#2 posted 862 days ago

Great looking planes !!!!

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

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DaveBaker

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#3 posted 862 days ago

Carter,

Very nice work as I have come to expect from you. Glad you got some steel you were looking for.

Keep up the great work.

Dave

-- Upstate New York -- Do what you love and never work a day in your life.

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Bertha

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#4 posted 862 days ago

Outstanding! I’d love to see your methods. I’ve seen the O1 stock at McMaster and always thought of this. I figure, make a few per year for 20 years, right? :)
Edit: I’m looking again…is that an illusion or did you use some monster thick metal stock?

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

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Don W

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#5 posted 862 days ago

I like your design. Its just enough to add some class. Its nice that they work well too.

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Bertha

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#6 posted 862 days ago

^I’m with Don. Just…enough:)

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

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Brit

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#7 posted 862 days ago

Very nice Carter. Beautiful workmanship. Thanks for sharing.

-- 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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Jonas Öster

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#8 posted 862 days ago

Beautiful work. I would love to see pictures/a description of the build.

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#9 posted 862 days ago

Excellent work, as always, Carter!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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David Kirtley

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#10 posted 862 days ago

Carter, what more can be said beyond that they look perfect? Great job.

Al:

Online metals and SpeedyMetals have pretty good pricing on O1 ground flat stock. But you are better off buying locally to escape the shipping.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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Jim Rowe

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#11 posted 862 days ago

These look very good Carter. Excellent work.
Jim

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

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jjw5858

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#12 posted 862 days ago

Awesome job Curt, wow these really look great, enjoy them!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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SPalm

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#13 posted 862 days ago

Very nice.
Just the right amount of bling. The lambs tongue chamfer is the cat’s meow.

Good job,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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luv2learn

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#14 posted 862 days ago

Carter, you certainly have a gift for woodworking. The planes have a wonderfully simplistic style yet are elegant. Do you create your own plane designs?

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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CartersWhittling

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#15 posted 862 days ago

@luv2learn – These planes are not my design, I have looked at older planes and ones still being made by a few people.

I also agree with David Kirtley, it is best to find a local source to buy the steel. The shipping can be almost the same price as the steel itself. I am fortunate to have found a place in my city only a 15 minute drive away.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23 http://carterswhittling.wordpress.com/

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