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Mosquito's 2013 Handplane Swap

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Project by Mosquito posted 10-20-2013 03:10 PM 2462 views 8 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the plane I made for NateDog for the 2013 Plane Swap. It’s made of red oak, and is sort of a hybrid between krenov and traditional.

It’s made with 4 pieces, 1 for the bed and tote, one for the toe, and one on each side. This turned out to be good, as I could make multiple attempts at the sides before I settled on ones I was happy with (I believe I made 5 sides total).

The tote was then shaped out of the piece that’s laminated in the middle.
The bed is 55° and is an older 2” ECE iron.

Made with all hand tools too :-)

Blog with the progression of the process can be found here

Action shots from Natedog here

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com





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Tugboater78

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#1 posted 10-20-2013 03:14 PM

shweet!

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

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#2 posted 10-20-2013 03:17 PM

All with hand tools. super nice!

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

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#3 posted 10-20-2013 03:20 PM

Wow, this is really nice. The tote design and shape are amazing.

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Mosquito

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#4 posted 10-20-2013 03:24 PM

Thanks guys. It felt right to make a hand tool with all hand tools lol

Thanks Shane, I won’t lie, the tote is a little thick, at about 1-1/2”, but I looked at one of my Diston saws for a design reference on the tote, and then sort of stretched it a little. I quite like the tote shape, it’s pretty comfortable, just a little wider than “normal”.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#5 posted 10-20-2013 03:29 PM

I really like this. There are a lot of nice planes made for the swap, but this one made me think of pulling some strings with the swap coordinator, if you know what I mean.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#6 posted 10-20-2013 03:33 PM

Very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 10-20-2013 03:36 PM

Mos you spent a lot of time making several planes that I know of, probably more, and the work definitely paid off! Massive skill display.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#8 posted 10-20-2013 03:46 PM

Over the top, great plane. The tote does it for me too.

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

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#9 posted 10-20-2013 03:53 PM

Wow Mos, that thing looks awesome, hand tools only huh? Very impressive skill display indeed. Nicely done.

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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#10 posted 10-20-2013 03:55 PM

Very attract design!

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

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#11 posted 10-20-2013 04:26 PM

Love it Mos, I really really like the tote.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#12 posted 10-20-2013 04:46 PM

Awesome, Mos! Love everything about it…especially all hand tools! +1500 galoot points.

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

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#13 posted 10-20-2013 04:48 PM

Wow, sweet! Takes guts to attempt a closed tote smoother, but you did it well, Mos.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#14 posted 10-20-2013 05:22 PM

Thanks again for the plane, it works and looks great.

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#15 posted 10-20-2013 05:26 PM

Love the tote Mos! I’d think the wider tote would be more comfortable for someone with big hands. Nice touch on the hammer button (or whatever it’s called). How deep set is it?

-- God bless, Candy

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