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Project by kenn posted 10-20-2013 06:27 PM 750 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my plane that I made for the 2013 plane swap. It is Indian Rosewood with a steel cross pin and a Hock 1 1/4” blade set at 45 degrees. One picture shows the plane wet with BLO. I also applied wax but that was all I did to the finish.

I enjoyed making the plane although it gave me enough of a fight that I told Don that I’d have to drop out of the swap. I’m glad I hung in there. I had trouble getting the cross pin lined up right during glue up. I finally decided to drill the holes after glue up and use a bolt as a cross pin. That solved my issues but I wasted a nice piece of Osage and another one of Bloodwood before coming to that decision.

I wish the mouth had been tighter but it takes nice shavings. I sent it to Nebraska along with a couple of antique tongue and groove planes, a rebate plane and a Penn State t shirt. It went to mds2, also know as Mike. I hope he enjoys the entire lot.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining





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#1 posted 10-20-2013 06:31 PM

Looks good, glad you stuck with it.

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#2 posted 10-20-2013 06:41 PM

Great looking plane! Gotta love rosewood.

-- "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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#3 posted 10-20-2013 06:54 PM

That is a nice little plane. Rosewood is a good choice for the body, and I’m sure that hock iron takes some fine shavings. The bolt is a clever idea, too.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#4 posted 10-20-2013 08:06 PM

That is a very nice plane. I think its been a learning experience for a lot of us. Well done.

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

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#5 posted 10-20-2013 08:10 PM

It’s a beauty Kenn, I really enjoy the deep colour in the wood and your shaping.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#6 posted 10-20-2013 08:18 PM

Looks great, Kenn! What a lovely piece of wood, and a classic shape!

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

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#7 posted 10-20-2013 08:48 PM

Beautiful plane. Great looking build.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 10-20-2013 09:02 PM

Glad you stuck with it Kenn! She’s a beauty!

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 10-20-2013 09:36 PM

Great looking plane, way to stick with it and make it work.

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

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

+1 for sticking with it. Well done. It turned out fantastic.

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

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#11 posted 10-20-2013 10:21 PM

Nice!

Glad you took the advice of Chief Dan George- “Endeavor to Percivier” .

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 10-21-2013 01:22 AM

She’s a beauty, Kenn! You did a fine job and did the rosewood proud!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#13 posted 10-21-2013 02:29 AM

I like em with curves!

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

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#14 posted 10-21-2013 02:52 PM

Looks dark and yummy. Very nice.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#15 posted 10-21-2013 03:17 PM

Stunning plane. The rosewood puts it way over the top. Glad you stuck in there to finish it.

-- Greg in Ontario, Canada

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