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Project by Edward E Nock II posted 722 days ago 2399 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last year, I wanted to make a wooden block plane & a wooden compassplane, but I didn’t have any plans to go by. I mentioned this to JOHN WILSON, while ordering some Shaker Box supplies. He said he had some plans & said he would send them to me.

I finished this compass plane last month. I’m a fast worker!!!

John said he was writting a book called ” Making Wooden Tools”. I asked him to let me know when it be published. Well, it’s published & I ordered one. It is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In it there plans & directions to make; Block plane, Compass plane, Smoothing plane, Spokeshave, Router plane, Adz, Bowsaw, Scrub plane, and much more.
There are directions foe making thier respective blades, i.e. Cutting, shapping, hardening, tempering.

You can contact John @ his web site www.shakerovalbox.com

I hope you will enjoy this book as much as I have

-- ED NOCK





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lew

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#1 posted 722 days ago

Nice little plane, Ed!

Do I see a workshop for the MDWW coming!?

Thanks for the link to the book, too.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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AKSteve

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#2 posted 722 days ago

sorry for not knowing but what is a compass plane? nice looking plane!

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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Karson

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#3 posted 722 days ago

Ed: Great looking, I guess I’ll see it in a couple of weeks.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Oldtool

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#4 posted 722 days ago

I like the plane, nice job on it. Also, thanks for the info on Mr. Wilson’s book, I need to make irons for several old molding planes. You should probably do a Review on the book, I think many members would be interested.
Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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sandhill

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#5 posted 722 days ago

Nice plane Ed, How much is the book?

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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whitewulf

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#6 posted 721 days ago

MDWW?

I hope you will supply more details, bed angle, Blade source, etc.

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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jjw5858

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#7 posted 721 days ago

Very nice. Really like this!
Thanks for sharing it.

Joe

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

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DBoltz

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#8 posted 721 days ago

Very nice plane. I also would like some more details. Good feeling to be able to use tools you made yourself. Well done!

-- Dan, Virginia Beach

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dustyal

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#9 posted 721 days ago

Wow… workshops coming up??? Nicely done, Ed. Love to see this at next show and tell.

By the way, I finished my shaker box set so you can have your shaper and dryer forms back… I’ll bring them to the MDWW meeting Aug 15. I had to order some supplies from John Wilson, also… nice doing business with them.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Woodstock

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#10 posted 721 days ago

I had never heard of a compass plane before. So I Googled it. Learned something new (and interesting to boot!)

https://www.google.com/search?q=compass+plane&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=dDH&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=YsQhUITWL4OHygG-poHwDQ&ved=0CGkQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=638

-Dave

-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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kiefer

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#11 posted 721 days ago

That sure is a interesting plane that would be nice to have when needed .
I will have to look for the book also .

-- Kiefer 松

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BTKS

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#12 posted 721 days ago

Thanks for the book info. This will help my woodworking and smithing!!!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Edward E Nock II

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#13 posted 721 days ago

Sandhill… The book is $39.95
Whitewulf…MDWW is the anacronym of our Mason Dixon Woodworker club . www.masondixonwoodworkers.org
BTKS…The smithing articles are very detailed. I had never done anything like that befoer

-- ED NOCK

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Karson

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#14 posted 720 days ago

I saw this plane today. Ed brought it by the Toy Workshop. It was a lot smaller that I thought.

It’s a nice little plane.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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whitewulf

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#15 posted 712 days ago

Is the wide mouth necessary to the function of a/the compass plane?

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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