Krenov Hand Plane - Jointer

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Project by gpeau posted 06-05-2013 07:38 PM 9925 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this plane in a couple evenings at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, ME. Adrian Ferrazzutti (, the visiting instructor at the school at the time, gave a lesson on building a Krenov like plane. He studied under Krenov at the College of the Redwoods.

We used Hock steel with Maple as the core wood, Cherry bases and Wenge wedge and dowels. I fun project and relatively simple to make.

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#1 posted 06-05-2013 08:37 PM

Nice work. How long is it?

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#2 posted 06-05-2013 09:59 PM

Very nice indeed

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#3 posted 06-05-2013 11:17 PM

I have thought about upgrading my old 22in Auburn to this, since its blade is far superior to even the Hocks, but I just cant’ convince myself to do it. I like it, but if I do this, it will be with a new iron for sure…

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#4 posted 06-06-2013 08:02 AM

Great plane, He was one of our Masters and this is a great tribute to a great woodworker!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 06-10-2013 08:47 PM

Thanks for the comments!

caocian – I can’t remember the length I cut it to and unfortunately it’s packed away ready to be shipped West right now as I’m in transition. It’s the length of a jointer plane though. Let me know if you want exact dimensions and I’ll dig it out in about a month and let you know.


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