Plow Plane

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Project by AKSteve posted 10-04-2012 11:48 PM 3089 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided I would try to make a replica of this vietnamese plow plane I got a couple of weeks ago. I just need to add the hardware and it should be finished. I have to cut the skate. the Wood is Jatoba, Padauk and American Cherry. it was fun.

Update: I finally finished adding the hardware, I screwed in the 2 adjustment rods, and Added a skate at the botton, made the plane blade and added a retention pin to hold the wedge and blade. it’s all finished and it works great!

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#1 posted 10-05-2012 12:59 AM

I don’t even know what a plow plane is used for. Shows you my sophistication level. That wood choice is perfect. It will outlast the pyramids!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#2 posted 10-05-2012 02:09 PM

thanks ! the plow plane cuts grooves and Dados. I am going to attempt to make some blades for it. It is a lot of fun to use. All of the wood was scrap wood I had laying around.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#3 posted 10-06-2012 01:54 AM

Looks nice, does it also work nice? I have been considering buying the veritas metal plow but after seeing yours I might attempt building one. What did you use for the blade?

-- Cody - Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 10-06-2012 12:09 PM

Very Nice. As for Hardware I have picked up Plane Blades\parts and other tool\knife steel at Swap Meets and Flea Markets during the summer for less than a buck.

-- "May the Grain be with You, Always"

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#5 posted 10-07-2012 04:20 AM

CodyM I am going to make my own blades to go with it. but right now I am using the blade out of the old plow plane. It works really well.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#6 posted 10-07-2012 03:22 PM

Nice job.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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