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Project by Wally331 posted 247 days ago 1573 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

He last few weeks I’ve been on sort of a plane rush. It started with moulding planes and has moved extensively to rabbet planes. I have a no.6 hollow and round, a no.16 round, and 4 or 5 rabbet planes. So far all of my planes use blades hacksawed out of old table saw blades. They work quite well, although I will be ordering o-1 steel shortly and getting my blades tapered on a surface grinder. Iv’e got several more to prototype, but I’m hoping to have a small business selling rabbet planes. More details to come in the future!

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#1 posted 247 days ago

Nice collection of planes you’ve made!! I think O-1 steel will make some fine blades! I found that they have it in stock at Production Tool here in Grand Rapids!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 247 days ago

Looking good Wally, and thanks again for my marking gauge she
works fine.

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#3 posted 247 days ago

Very nice work.

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#4 posted 247 days ago

Cool set of planes I’m thinking of making a shoulder plane and a chamfering plane myself, any suggestions on where to start?

-- John Cobb

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#5 posted 247 days ago

Well done man. I was making crappy cutting boards at your age. Your future’s so bright, you’d better wear shades;)

-- Red -- "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one." C.S. Lewis

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#6 posted 247 days ago

Really looks nice.
Nothing like the smell of plane in the morning…
Best thoughts,

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

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#7 posted 247 days ago

Looks like a great batch of planes…very well done….

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

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#8 posted 247 days ago

Nice bunch of planes Wally! I wouldn’t know where to start making my own blades. Wow! Thanks for sharing and good luck on your endeavor!

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 247 days ago

Great job

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#10 posted 246 days ago

Wally, those are looking pretty good. I think you’d do pretty well on the molding or rabbet planes. There’s not many wooden plane makers out there right now. Matt Bickford is about the only option for molding planes since Old Street Tool is booked up on orders for a while. Maybe see if they need an apprentice.

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#11 posted 246 days ago

well done !!

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#12 posted 246 days ago

Now you’re just making us old farts look bad.

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#13 posted 246 days ago

I need a rabbit plane. I’m having such trouble finding one and don’t really want to buy a used one and gamble on it being a lemon. If you start selling them I will be your first customer!

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#14 posted 246 days ago

Very Nice Work! Thanks For Sharing.


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#15 posted 245 days ago

O-kay, I’m impressed with your planes, but seriously disappointed in your post! :)

Tell us MORE!

What wood works well?

Regarding your old table saw blade, I am assuming this is an old steel blade? This actually seems like a great use of those old pre-carbide blades of which I have far too many. If that steel works, forget getting new o-1 unless you need it for lack of more “free” metal.

Can you show us some process shots?

How about some of the results?

Again, great job!

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