Hand plane.

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Project by Roger Strautman posted 03-11-2007 01:13 PM 3338 views 12 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a hand plane that I made from part that I purchased from . The sides and are made of red oak, the sole and adjustable throat are made of ipe wood, the wedge is bloodwood, and on the ends they are padouck. Look at the iron it is 1/4” thick! This plane is a true pleasure to use! Enjoy.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#1 posted 03-11-2007 02:47 PM

Nice wood shavings! What was the moisture content in the wood that you used? I imagine that it has to be pretty dry to avoid problems with shrinkage and such.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 03-11-2007 05:26 PM

Looks like it would feel real good in the palm of my hand!

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#3 posted 03-12-2007 03:53 AM

Thats got to feel good to make things with tools that you’ve made yourself. That is a neat looking plane, looks like it does the job too. Like all your stuff, well done carver and thanks for all the nice comments on my projects, comming from someone like you or mark d. I consider it high praise indeed. jockmike

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#4 posted 03-12-2007 04:03 AM

That’s a beautiful, & plain looking plane. It looks like it would be an easy one to make.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 03-12-2007 04:52 AM

I know everyone will find this hard to believe but I can stand a piece of oak up on end in my vise and plane a shaving off of that upright end.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#6 posted 06-30-2007 06:29 AM

I’m really glad this came up on the home page. I’ve been thinking about making the Hock version. I guess I should look at Knight-Toolworks version.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 07-24-2008 04:39 PM

Making a hand plane is one of my next projects.

Thanks for that! It looks terrific.

-- When my wife ask's what I have to show for my wood working hobby, I just show her the splinters.

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