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I completed this plane a few months ago as my first handmade wooden block plane. Using the Ron Hock blade and chipbreaker set. A buddy and i attended a seminar at the local Lee Valley on wooden plane building, which was very helpful in getting started on the project.

The body is Cocobolo and the wedge is walnut burl. I used a 3/8”brass dowel instead of the traditional wood dowel for strength as well as looks. This plane was featured in this month’s Ron Hock newsletter, with a picture of its builder using it in the shop – kinda cool.

-- Richard D. Wile, http://richard-wile.blogspot.ca/





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larryw

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#1 posted 08-14-2012 05:32 PM

Beautiful plane.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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BTimmons

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#2 posted 08-14-2012 05:48 PM

That’s a damn pretty little plane. I’ll bet that nice thick blade works wonders. What did you finish it with?

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 08-14-2012 05:56 PM

That is a sweet wee plane

With the cocobolo and the Hock

blade it must feel a nice weight.

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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rdwile

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#4 posted 08-14-2012 06:55 PM

Yuup, the plane has a nice weight, and works like a dream. It is finished with just wax, after I took it up to 1000 grit Platin.

Thanks for the kind words.

-- Richard D. Wile, http://richard-wile.blogspot.ca/

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Oldtool

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#5 posted 08-14-2012 07:31 PM

Nice, very nice. Beautiful work. Happy woodworking with it.

-- "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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Don W

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#6 posted 08-14-2012 09:31 PM

not kinda cool. Real cool!! That thing is gorgeous.

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

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jjw5858

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#7 posted 08-15-2012 01:36 AM

Wow, looks terrific! Nice plane.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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mich

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#8 posted 08-15-2012 03:48 AM

Good looking plane…..., I’ve been dreaming to made one myself, but haven’t found the right blade for this style of plane.

Regards from Jakarta,
Mich

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mafe

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#9 posted 08-15-2012 09:38 AM

Lovely plane congrat on the build.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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SergeantSawDust

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#10 posted 08-15-2012 12:01 PM

That is very cool! I’d like to make me a couple of planes.. Want to learn more about it first.

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker. http://sergeantsawdust.com

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Mauricio

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#11 posted 08-15-2012 02:34 PM

Very nice, I like how the brass looks with the cocobolo.

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

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WoodworkGuy

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#12 posted 08-16-2012 08:03 PM

Very nice job on what should be a great tool.

-- Making sawdust and memories through woodworking.

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strube1369

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#13 posted 03-27-2013 05:45 AM

Beautiful. Jim would be proud of ya…

-- Professional firefighter (retired). Amateur everything else I try to do.

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