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New Hand Plane for a Co-Worker

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Project by Chris Wright posted 02-18-2013 02:35 AM 1597 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A co-worker asked me to build him a hand plane for his and this is the result. I was originally going to use a piece of Bloodwood or Redheart, both woods that I love to use, for the body but I couldn’t find a piece that wasn’t dry enough, and ended up with this piece of East Indian Rosewood. The blank was rough sawn when I got it so when I planed the one side and found that red-ish orange “eye” on the cheek I was pleasantly surprised. The plane is built following the Krenov style, but after gluing the body back together I decided to put the tote on it. I used a half inch cherry dowel as the cross pin and a maple wedge and with some of the scraps I made the adjusting mallet for him. I didn’t finish it with anything but suggested that some tung oil or linseed oil would be a good idea.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken





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crashn

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#1 posted 02-18-2013 02:53 AM

very, very nice work! well done

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#2 posted 02-18-2013 03:40 AM

Very nice! What kind of blade did you use?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Chris Wright

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#3 posted 02-18-2013 03:44 AM

It’s actually the replacement blade for the Woodriver V3 #4 with a Hock chip breaker.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#4 posted 02-18-2013 04:13 AM

That’s an awesome plane Chris and your co-worker’s
going to appreciate your efforts.

Great job.

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Oldtool

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#5 posted 02-18-2013 01:12 PM

Beautiful plane, it will make a great heirloom tool for your co-worker, and it comes with a matching adjustment mallet. Great!
Only thing – I can’t find the order form on this post.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 02-18-2013 02:17 PM

very nice, I am about to make my first plane, I hope it is usable when i, finished.

-- I was going for that distressed look

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#7 posted 02-18-2013 02:45 PM

awesome

-- Joel

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#8 posted 02-18-2013 02:49 PM

I sure looks beautiful and well made, but the best part has to be those very thin shavings it produces. Great work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 02-18-2013 03:27 PM

That is a real beauty!!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#10 posted 02-18-2013 04:00 PM

very nice!!

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

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#11 posted 02-19-2013 02:00 PM

Thanks for the tip on the Wood River irons. They are cheap and I’m betting the steel is pretty good. Making another plane or two is getting closer to the top of my list.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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