2013 Plane swap plane(s)

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Project by Don W posted 10-20-2013 01:01 PM 1841 views 5 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two planes made for the 2013 plane swap.

First one is a 45 degree smoother. body is chestnut and sides are bloodwood.
Second is a scraper. Body is birch and sides are cherry.

Irons are vintage, however the chip breaker for the smoother is shop made.

“Planes with the “plane swap tag

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#1 posted 10-20-2013 01:05 PM

Beautiful Don! I like the Brass wear plates.

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

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#2 posted 10-20-2013 01:14 PM

Wow Don, those things look awesome! I really love the DW stamp, outstanding work.

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this"

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#3 posted 10-20-2013 01:22 PM

Great job Don. Digging the scraper.

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#4 posted 10-20-2013 01:23 PM

They are very beautiful and looks like the do good job. I’m very inspired, Thanks for sharing

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#5 posted 10-20-2013 01:24 PM

Outstanding! Particularly impressive are the “proof” shavings for each plane that verify how well each plane works. Congratulations on two jobs well done.

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

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#6 posted 10-20-2013 01:30 PM

Great job, Don, as usual. Inspires me to make a scraping plane.

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

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#7 posted 10-20-2013 01:32 PM

Great job on those two, and really thanks for hosting.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#8 posted 10-20-2013 01:33 PM

Sweet planes Don.
I am so impressed by the energy you have been able to get going on this tool swap, hats of.
Best thoughts byddy,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 10-20-2013 01:34 PM

Very nice Don. Well done.

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

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#10 posted 10-20-2013 01:36 PM

Beautiful planes Don. I too an interested in making a scraper. Thank you for running the swap.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#11 posted 10-20-2013 02:02 PM

That’s a couple sweet planes, I gonna have to make a scraper, that’s a good idea, I have some vintage blades with no home.

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

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#12 posted 10-20-2013 02:02 PM

Very impressive, Don! The brass mouth is sweet.

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

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#13 posted 10-20-2013 03:06 PM

Great work as always.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#14 posted 10-20-2013 05:08 PM

Beautiful work Don.

-- ~Tony

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#15 posted 10-20-2013 05:14 PM

Both beauties Don! Can the second one be used with the blade on either side of the pin? Thanks for running this show Don. You did a great job!

-- God bless, Candy

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