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Project by Don W posted 08-12-2013 08:28 PM 3602 views 15 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These two planes have been bouncing around in my head for a long time now. When a fellow LJ gave me a bunch of pieces of mahogany, just about the right size for making ‘em, it was all the motivation I needed.

Note at this first writing, the second one (the one with the tote) hasn’t been completed. I need one more piece of steel to finish it up.

Sides are maple, body is mahogany and the tote on the second one is bubinga.

Bedding angle is 45 degrees one the first one and 60 degrees on the second unfinished plane.

Much much more on my blog.

And the second one not finished yet. Watch for the future project.

Thanks for stopping by.

dw

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





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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 08-12-2013 08:34 PM

VERY nice!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#2 posted 08-12-2013 08:35 PM

Good stuff Don. Won’t be long now and your home made plane set will rival your existing set.

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#3 posted 08-12-2013 08:36 PM

Another great one!

-- John - Central PA - http://affyx.wordpress.com

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7Footer

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#4 posted 08-12-2013 08:45 PM

Wow those are a couple of beauties, really like the shaping of the body too.

-- Chain Hang To My Ding-A-Ling --

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#5 posted 08-12-2013 08:48 PM

Don yer the man!

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#6 posted 08-12-2013 08:49 PM

Wow, figgin awesome! is that a lower angle plane! I have to make me one of these one day.

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

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#7 posted 08-12-2013 08:51 PM

Purty sweet, Don! Can’t wait to see the toted one complete.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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Don W

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#8 posted 08-12-2013 08:52 PM

Mauricio

Bedding angle is 45 degrees one the first one and 60 degrees on the second unfinished plane.

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

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#9 posted 08-12-2013 09:06 PM

Kickass Don! Glad you put that mahogany to use.

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#10 posted 08-12-2013 09:15 PM

Awesome, Don!

I was wondering who would be the first to try this since the planeswap is going on…

I also would’ve bet the farm YOU would be the first to succeed. :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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Brit

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#11 posted 08-12-2013 09:21 PM

Very cool Don. That’s a great idea and nicely executed as always.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#12 posted 08-12-2013 09:24 PM

Iffin I was you brother, I might look into marketing some of those fancy planes,. never know where it might go.. I would certainly look into purchasing one if I saw them out on the market…” something to think about”... as Bonnie would say… looking good, looking good…Papa…

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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#13 posted 08-12-2013 09:42 PM

So damn cool Don.

How does she drive?

-- ~Tony

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Don W

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#14 posted 08-12-2013 09:47 PM

Thanks everyone. It was a fun project for sure. The last piece of metal is now in my truck, but I’m afraid it will be a couple of weeks before I get back to the shop for any length of time.

Tony, it drives nice. I can’t wait to actually use it.

I really want to try the 60 degree on the second one.

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

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#15 posted 08-12-2013 09:52 PM

Brilliant solution, I like the hidden pin…..too bad it won’t hold that iron.

-- Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

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