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Project by chonroy posted 08-30-2012 01:37 AM 2386 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

tho simple, I had fun building this shoulder plane. this is the first hand plane i’ve made. And is the only plane I have thats not a homedepot deal… the woods are brazilian cherry and african wenge. I used a lie nelson blade which I had to grind the sides down to work on this design. the plans were purchased from Woodcraft

-- welding is for the birds, where's the lumber pile?





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#1 posted 08-30-2012 09:10 AM

Looks great.

-- russ from texas - garage shop weekend warrior

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#2 posted 08-30-2012 09:26 AM

Congrat on the new plane.
Really fine work.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#3 posted 08-30-2012 09:46 AM

Really nice it will last you for yrs.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 08-30-2012 11:27 AM

Very nice work on the plane, have fun using 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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#5 posted 08-30-2012 04:27 PM

Nice plane. I like the mixture of wood colors.

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#6 posted 08-30-2012 04:31 PM

You’ll enjoy that for a long time.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#7 posted 08-30-2012 04:36 PM

Well…. How does it work?

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#8 posted 08-30-2012 06:15 PM

NICE!!!

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

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chonroy

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#9 posted 08-31-2012 03:05 AM

good question pinto.. i havnt done more than try it on a few scraps… i have figured out there is a trick to using it. i questioned the blade angle as the steel planes would be at a flatter angle. but it seems to do ok. the real reason i built it was to use to trim up tenons on a big green egg grill table i plan to build soon… there will be lots of tenons so we’ll see how patient am with it :)

-- welding is for the birds, where's the lumber pile?

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#10 posted 09-01-2012 02:30 AM

I have a few shoulder planes, and I think that your angle is way to steep, seems like it would be good for scraping, but in my opinion, you will have trouble making thin shavings with it.

Unless it is designed that way, the bevel is the wrong way up on the iron…

Would be interested to see how it would work.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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chonroy

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#11 posted 09-02-2012 01:10 AM

jusfine… i thought the same thing when i was building it….. but i decided to follow the plans… i bought them from woodcraft.com

-- welding is for the birds, where's the lumber pile?

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jusfine

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#12 posted 09-03-2012 03:01 AM

You are right, I just looked it up there, they do have what appears to be a very steep angle. I feel like building one to see if it would work…

I think you can see on one of mine that the angle is not nearly as steep.

All the Best with yours!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#13 posted 08-14-2017 02:02 PM

It looks like the same (similar) angle as my HNT Gordon – great plane (if) when sharp. It cuts highly figured wood like butter. I think I need to build one for kicks and grins.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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