Wooden block planes

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Project by wrench posted 12-04-2012 02:18 AM 2009 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made there planes using a book “Making Wood Tools with John Wilson” available at A great book! My planes a curly maple with walnut and zebra wood ascents. The finish is bush oil available at . These planes are currently decorative, I still need to shape and temper the blades for real use.

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#1 posted 12-04-2012 02:25 AM

Great looking planes ,good job.

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#2 posted 12-04-2012 04:20 AM

Fantastic!! very nice looking planes. Hope you get plenty of use from them!

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#3 posted 12-04-2012 04:22 AM

Excellent planes Wrench!

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#4 posted 12-04-2012 09:16 AM

I love that curly maple! Good job!

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#5 posted 12-04-2012 01:48 PM

These are outstanding. Great job and thanks for the book reference.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 12-04-2012 03:04 PM

Those are just downrite purdy.

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#7 posted 12-04-2012 04:05 PM

Very nice!

I couldn’t help notice it looks like you have 3 more than you need… :-)

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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#8 posted 12-04-2012 04:12 PM

What’s the plan for the four of them. Different setups?

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#9 posted 12-05-2012 01:59 AM

super sweet man!!

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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#10 posted 12-05-2012 02:01 AM

when you set out to make a plane. you do it in quantity

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