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Project by Don W posted 382 days ago 2468 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.com





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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 382 days ago

VERY nice!

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ShaneA

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#2 posted 382 days ago

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

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John

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#3 posted 382 days ago

Another great one!

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

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7Footer

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#4 posted 382 days ago

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

-- If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is "Probably because of something you did." -

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Tugboater78

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#5 posted 382 days ago

Don yer the man!

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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Mauricio

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#6 posted 382 days ago

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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JayT

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#7 posted 382 days ago

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

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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Don W

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#8 posted 382 days ago

Mauricio

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

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

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lateralus819

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#9 posted 382 days ago

Kickass Don! Glad you put that mahogany to use.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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terryR

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#10 posted 382 days ago

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 382 days ago

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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woodworker59

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#12 posted 382 days ago

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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AnthonyReed

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#13 posted 382 days ago

So damn cool Don.

How does she drive?

-- ~Tony

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Don W

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#14 posted 382 days ago

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.com

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rhett

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#15 posted 382 days ago

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

-- http://planeandsimpleblog.wordpress.com/

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