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Project by Jay20650 posted 12-24-2012 01:01 PM 1328 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my first attempt at a Krenov style handplane. The blade is from Hock, I’ve used their blades to replace most of my Stanley plane blades that I reconditioned and they are outstanding!

I used Osage orange for the body, a scrap of cherry for the cross pin, and a scrap of bloodwood for the wedge. It was intended to be a practice piece, but it turned out much better than I anticipated.

The most challenging part, in my opinion, was getting the ramps to be perfectly flat and clean of saw marks. I tried to use a block plane to get that done, but didn’t have much success, so in the end I put a sanding disk on my table saw and used the miter gauge to clean it up, worked like a charm.

-- Jay,

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#1 posted 12-24-2012 01:16 PM

Nicely done. I like the grain in the osage orange.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#2 posted 12-24-2012 01:45 PM

Very nice
I’m sure the shaving will flow.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 12-24-2012 01:45 PM


-- Joel

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#4 posted 12-24-2012 02:22 PM

You’re right, it’s a practice piece, you should just send it to me instead (LOL)

But seriously, that’s a nice looking homemade plane, you should be proud.

-- - Still a new guy to the craft, but always striving to learn more

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#5 posted 12-24-2012 03:45 PM

Very nice. I still gotta build me one of those.


-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#6 posted 12-24-2012 06:17 PM

Gorgeous plane a real classic.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 12-24-2012 06:26 PM

Very cool. Sure looks pretty.

-- Brian Timmons -

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