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Project by Bill Lattanzio posted 368 days ago 1415 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Try plane I recently finished made from Ash. The cheeks, wedge, and dowel are all oak. I used a Ron Hock Iron/Chipbreaker set. Total time for the build was roughly 5 hours, including around an hour honing and flattening the iron.

Overall the plane is 19 inches long, 2 7/8 inches wide and 2 1/4” tall. The plane was finished with two coats of boiled linseed oil and two coats of wax. Overall weight is around 3 lbs. To make the plane I used chisels, a router plane, back saw, table saw, jointer plane, and sandpaper.

-- Bill L, PA, www.confusedwoodworker.wordpress.com I don't believe in isms, I just believe in me.





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Routerisstillmyname

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#1 posted 368 days ago

Soild! but what the angle?

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

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Don W

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#2 posted 368 days ago

a nice looking plane!!

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

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mariva57

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#3 posted 368 days ago

Beautiful hand planer, compliments

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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Bill Lattanzio

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#4 posted 368 days ago

Thank you. The frog angle is 45 degree, so it’s considered pitched at “common angle”. I may make a smoother with a lower angle pitch, I’m not quite sure yet.

-- Bill L, PA, www.confusedwoodworker.wordpress.com I don't believe in isms, I just believe in me.

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Woodbridge

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#5 posted 368 days ago

nice looking plane

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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WayneC

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#6 posted 368 days ago

Excellent plane.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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rustythebailiff

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#7 posted 368 days ago

Very nicely done. With the supply of old Stanleys in good shape getting thin, and the LNs being beyond many of us, the ability to add a nice plane like this to one’s collection is a great savings. Plus, the fun and satisfaction of putting together something that not only looks good, but works well, can’t be beat.

-- "Necessity is the mother of invention"

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CFrye

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#8 posted 368 days ago

That’s a beauty Bill. Got any shavings pics? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Bill Lattanzio

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#9 posted 368 days ago

Thanks for the compliments; it was a fun project. I added a few photos of some shavings in clear pine and oak. So far I’m getting nice consistent shavings, which is what I was looking for. This is the first time I’ve made a plane from scratch without any plans, so I was winging it a little and I didn’t really know what to expect, especially since I prepared the stock myself.

Funny how different the plane looks under the fluorescent lights in my garage compared to natural sunlight. I’m considering making a smoother out of a nice piece of Oak I have. If I do I’ll post some more photos.

-- Bill L, PA, www.confusedwoodworker.wordpress.com I don't believe in isms, I just believe in me.

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CFrye

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#10 posted 367 days ago

Those are some nice shavings! You know there is plenty of time to join the 2013 Hand Plane Swap!

-- God bless, Candy

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Margerydb1

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#11 posted 367 days ago

Beautiful

-- Margery

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