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Hand Plane made at a workshop

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Project by Karson posted 10-14-2012 02:42 PM 3479 views 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As Al had posted a project yesterday, this is mine. We held a scheduled workshop last weekend Oct 5-6, 2012 (scheduled as a 2 day but everyone got finished in one day) 10 People showed up to make Hand Planes. Ed had gotten wood for everyone (Maple for the body and Purpleheart for the other pieces.

I brought my own wood. The main block was cut as 1 9/16 square by 6” long. I brought a piece of Red Ecuyplus that I got from Ira The sides are a piece of Texas Ebony that I got from Gerald. I used Ed’s Purpleheart for the wedge.

The blade is 1/8” by 1 1/2” by 3 1/2” long. We tempered the blade as part of the workshop. Heating the edge of the pre sharpened blade to cherry red and dropping into some oil and then tempering in an oven at 400 deg for 30 minutes. We had a couple of Worksharp machines to do a final sharpening, but I took my blade to sharpen at home. I left the machines for those who don’t have a machine.

The 3/8” dowel had part of one side cut off to hold the wedge in place. The dowel is not glued in, it is free to rotate.

The heel block is taken from the piece that was cut out for the throat. It does not rest against the blade. It is just to give you wood for your palm to push against.

It was about 5 hrs to make these planes. I took my microwave to cure the glue if anyone wanted to. I and my sons used it, but I don’t know if anyone else did.

We always have a great time at these workshops. The cost was $25.00 per person.

-- 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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a1Jim

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#1 posted 10-14-2012 02:48 PM

These all look great Karson ,it has a super combination of wood.nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 10-14-2012 02:52 PM

Beautiful plane, Karson!

I know MDWW workshops are a blast. I need to schedule a trip to OC and have it coincide with one of the workshops.

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

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#3 posted 10-14-2012 03:41 PM

Nicely done Karson… of course, you had some exotic wood and story behind it. And, I have used the microwave cure of glue at home, but not this particular workshop. I used some of the gorilla glue I took, and it dried in 15 minutes. That is the free sample Gorilla Glue that the company sent to you and you to club members.

Lew: We’ll keep advertising the workshops in the newsletter. Since you are going to Ocean City, maybe a spring workshop.

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

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patron

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#4 posted 10-14-2012 03:47 PM

from little kid toys
to big kid toys

a real beauty karson

nice you all have a place to gather
and share

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 10-14-2012 03:50 PM

That is One COOL critter!!

You just HAVE to pick it up and use it… whether there is scrap available or something else!

It GRABS me!

I have to make one of those! It wants me to make it!

Thank you!

COOL job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#6 posted 10-14-2012 03:59 PM

What a wonderful idea, and looks like a wonderful plane too.

Good for you,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Karson

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#7 posted 10-14-2012 05:50 PM

Thanks guys. It’s easy to make. I’m thinking of making 4 more for the rest of the men children in my family. I didn’t take my camera to the workshop. If I make them at home, I’ll give a step-by-step set of pictures.

-- 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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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 10-14-2012 05:56 PM

That would be very nice, Karson.

Oh, is there a knob that will be inserted into the hole up front?

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Karson

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#9 posted 10-14-2012 06:21 PM

Joe that a small depression to put a finger tip, so you can align the plane when in use.

And also to have people ask questions :>)

-- 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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#10 posted 10-14-2012 07:05 PM

Great job, Karson.

Very good looking.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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sedcokid

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#11 posted 10-14-2012 07:30 PM

Karson,

You have created a wonderful tool that will be great for you to use but an heirloom for the next generation too…

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#12 posted 10-14-2012 08:46 PM

Looks great from here!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 10-14-2012 10:33 PM

These homemade planes are so cool and amazing nice to use, nice work on this one Karson hope you enjoy for years to come…BC

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#14 posted 10-14-2012 10:48 PM

Nice job Karson in a very short timeframe. Well done Buddy.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 10-14-2012 11:11 PM

That is one beautiful looking plane and to have personal instructions while making it is just great.
Nice choice of lumber that makes this a very special build .
Enjoy !

-- Kiefer 松

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