18th Century Wooden Coffin Shaped Smoothing Plane in Beech

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Project by Caleb James posted 259 days ago 1722 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just wanted to show off this smoothing plane. I have the downloadable plans for this plane here if you want to make it. I thought a few photos would help anyone that is trying to make one for the plane swap.

Here are a couple of videos of it in use and another to show off some details.

I think I broke the rule of putting my plane in the swap now by showing a picture. LOL.

I have a few more details at my blog.


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#1 posted 259 days ago

It’s a very nice plane and a fine addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 258 days ago

Nice plane….

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

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#3 posted 258 days ago

I love it. And I like the improved shape with the rounded back part.

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

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Caleb James

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#4 posted 258 days ago


The design of this plane is very much inspired from the Old Street Tools coffin smoother. I have always admired their proportions and after making one like they sell (or should I say sold) I see why they settled on this length.


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#5 posted 257 days ago

Beautiful simplicity. Love it! Need to make one of my own now….thanks for sharing!

-- Steve

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#6 posted 244 days ago

great plane, i love the size and shape

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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