2013 Handplane Swap

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Project by Sanding2day posted 322 days ago 869 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first LumberJock Swap I have participated in and first wooden hand plane made and overall I am pleased although as usual I look forward to future work with the lessons learned from previous mistakes…

I chose the “Honduran Jack” as I decided to name it, as it was in my mind the most likely to attain desired results of at least removing material in order to move on to smoothing etc. it is made with a Bubinga sole, Red Oak and Rock Maple core with Honduran Mahogany and figured Maple exterior/pin/wedge. The iron is a 2” O1 Hock made for a #4/5.

The inside of this plane struck me as requiring a purpose so it became a bonus scraper allowing standard utility razors to be used for replacement blades. This was a quick project once the threaded insert was attained and makes scraping very convenient. I fully intend to make one for myself soon as I enjoyed its presence in the shop while I had it Had to be tested you know :)

Although as with many first attempt projects I see a number of areas for improvement the experience was great and I look forward continued plane making and use. This swap was an excellent education as I had not previously owned or used hand planes to any extent and now I am slowly but surely developing a collection to go along with their beneficial usage.

-- Dan

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#1 posted 321 days ago

Looks good—some LJ is going to get lucky.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 321 days ago

Very nice looking plane, well done.
I especially like the use of the plane’s cutout for a scraper. Very imaginative. I’ve got to make one of these for myself, great little tool, easy to use, has a million uses. Thanks for the idea. Sweet.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 321 days ago

Beautiful plane Dan…you have done an awesome job.

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

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#4 posted 321 days ago

Looks great and does the business. Not much more to want.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 321 days ago

Very nice, Dan! I like the wood choices a lot, as well as the scraper addition!

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

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#6 posted 321 days ago

Beautiful grain combos and useful planes to match,

can’t beat that anywhere, good job.

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#7 posted 321 days ago

Very nice work. Looks like a useful jack plane. I really like the scraper plane made from the scraps, too.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#8 posted 321 days ago

Very nice! And they cover all of your finishing needs, smoothing and scraping.

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

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Tim Dahn

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#9 posted 321 days ago

Thanks again Dan! for the great plane and scraper, it looks just as good in my shop as it does in the pics. It has turned out to be an excellent scrub plane, I have tamed a few pieces of rough sawn lumber with the plane already.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#10 posted 321 days ago

Thank you all…

Glad that you like it Tim, great to hear that it is serving you well…

-- Dan

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