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Horned Smoother

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Project by Kari Hultman posted 02-13-2013 06:49 PM 3847 views 26 times favorited 62 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Horned smoothing plane made of cherry. Dimensions are 8.5” long x 3” wide x 2.25” high. From the sole to the top of the horn is about 5”.

I blogged about the build if you’re interested. Go to http://villagecarpenter.blogspot.com. You can scroll down the entries from today’s date (Feb 13, 2013). They are almost all in order. I tried doing a search for Horned Smoother, but nothing came up for some weird reason.





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jbschutz

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#1 posted 02-13-2013 06:56 PM

Beautiful! I really like the Scandinavian design…..looks like a Viking long boat, and the chip carving is a special detail. It’s so cool, I don’t even care if it works. Bravo!

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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Don W

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#2 posted 02-13-2013 07:01 PM

That’s very nice. Do you plan to use it, or is it a show piece?

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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grizzman

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#3 posted 02-13-2013 07:03 PM

kari, you have made such a beautiful plane, the cherry was a great selection of wood for this, enjoy using it…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Kari Hultman

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#4 posted 02-13-2013 07:09 PM

Thanks guys! Yes, my plane (named Sven) will be put to use. Hopefully, he’ll last several generations before being put out to sea.

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Joe Watson

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#5 posted 02-13-2013 07:11 PM

just beautiful Kari

-- Got Wood?

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stefang

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#6 posted 02-13-2013 07:17 PM

Hi Kari. Very beautiful plane. It’s your new apprentice, I see. I always love your projects and I wish you would post more of your work here. It seems from a quick scan of your project page that I missed most of the ones you did post. All first class work and with a nice Norwegian feel to them as well.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 02-13-2013 07:17 PM

To nice to use!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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bondogaposis

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#8 posted 02-13-2013 07:18 PM

Wow, gorgeous! Just looking at it makes me want to go out and smooth something.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Don W

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#9 posted 02-13-2013 07:21 PM

it makes me want to go out and carve something. I’d love to see a blog on how you do it.

Very very nice.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Mosquito

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#10 posted 02-13-2013 07:23 PM

Dang that’s a beautiful plane. Nice work!

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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deon

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#11 posted 02-13-2013 07:26 PM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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chrisstef

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#12 posted 02-13-2013 07:30 PM

Im astounded. Thats an awesome plane. The lucky person who finds that plane 100 years from now will hopefully cherish it as much as you do. Truly an heirloom tool.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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bonobo

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#13 posted 02-13-2013 07:50 PM

I can’t get over how well balanced all the decoration is and how ingeniously all the facets transition across the body. Crisply executed as well. Love it.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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RusticJohn

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#14 posted 02-13-2013 08:01 PM

Nice plane. I love the incised carvings.

-- RusticJohn

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Jamie Speirs

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#15 posted 02-13-2013 08:03 PM

Kari that is excellent, every detail and there are a lot of details.
in each facet the light just catches showing it to it’s best
It looks as if it has age, in a nice way

Jamie

-- 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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