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Project by Seenya posted 872 days ago 1304 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really like wooden hand planes and while working with some Bolivian Rosewood I realized I needed a plane with a higher angle to avoid tearout. Well, since I had some hard maple and walnut left over I decided to make one. I had a couple of questions and sent Ron Hock an email. He answered me back almost immediately and gave me some good advice. (Thanks, Ron!) I laminated some of the maple and walnut to make the wedge. Sanded it to 220 grit and put several coats of Danish oil on it. Being a high angle plane (50 degrees) and not having an adjustment knob it’s a little finicky to get set up but once it is it works like a charm!

I would have taken more pictures in the beginning but my camera broke and I just got a new one. I had some from my phone but they weren’t very good.

-- Semper Fi





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Don W

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#1 posted 872 days ago

nice looking plane.

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

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#2 posted 872 days ago

very nice plane.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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MedicineMan

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#3 posted 872 days ago

Great looking plane! Need to make one for myself to use on hard curly maple. Thanks for the post and pics.

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Seenya

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#4 posted 872 days ago

Thanks, guys.

-- Semper Fi

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chodgson

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#5 posted 871 days ago

Nice looking plane. I’m definitely going to try making a plane or two one day. Not to be nit-picky, but is the pin loose? From the side shots it looks like its got a lot of room – was that an accident or by design? I guess it doesn’t cause too much trouble once the wedge is in there tight?

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Seenya

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#6 posted 871 days ago

The cross pin isn’t glued in. It will rotate with the wedge/iron. It’s not as tight as I’d like it but causes no trouble. As I found out, my tenon cutter and forstner bit don’t quite match!

I have made planes before where I just used a dowel and glued it in. They work fine. I just wanted to try something different and a little more challenging.

-- Semper Fi

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mafe

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#7 posted 869 days ago

Wonderful plane.
Nice work.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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