The Beast. A 36" wood bodied Jointer Plane

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Project by Don W posted 270 days ago 2130 views 7 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An Oak made wood bodied 36” Jointer.

Blog is here.

Built with reclaimed oak.
A vintage 2 5/8” Moulson Bros vintage iron and chip breaker.
Finished with BLO.

Final length is just a little under 36”. 36” is quit long and a little hard to handle. I just couldn’t bring myself to cut it. It will be great for flattening big bench tops. And I like to just stand back and admire it.

it weighs 12lbs 4 oz.

Thanks For looking.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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#1 posted 270 days ago

I wonder if you could put three irons on that one. Each set a fraction deeper. lol. Makes a great conversation piece.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#2 posted 270 days ago

that is awesome.

-- Power to the people.

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#3 posted 270 days ago

Is it difficult to get enough pressure at the toe while in use?

It almost looks like a two man rig.

Always great stuff coming out of that shop of yours.

-- ~Tony

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#4 posted 270 days ago

oh my, that animal needs a hitch pin! Nice work Don.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#5 posted 270 days ago

Are you sure there ain’t a small block under the hood of that beast? Nice, I like it.

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#6 posted 270 days ago

A two inch clock insert would look nice in the front of that.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#7 posted 270 days ago

Nice Work Don…
Roy Underhill had a Cooper on his program many years ago who had a jointer plane just a little longer than that…
His was affixed with two legs and, with the plane itself, formed a tripod.
The Cooper used it free-hand for the staves, pushing his work on the plane, rather than the other way around (an up-right version of the modern jointer!)...

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#8 posted 270 days ago

Looks great. Thanks for sharing. It goes on my favorite list.

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#9 posted 270 days ago

Don that is the dogs ….....’s
when you want true you have the go to plane
A very nice build.

-- 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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#10 posted 270 days ago

Wow what an awesome plane…excellent.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#11 posted 270 days ago

That is way to cool.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#12 posted 270 days ago

“The Beast” is a good name for it, Don!

Perhaps you should add another handle in front for the second operator. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 270 days ago

A knob forward of the blade would help Ill bet.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#14 posted 270 days ago

That’s an interesting grinder table in the fifth photo. I might have to try that.

-- The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.

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#15 posted 270 days ago

Dang, that is a big plane. Now you have a little brother for your cooper’s plane. Thanks for sharing.

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