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Project by Wally331 posted 11-19-2013 02:18 AM 2419 views 5 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 11-19-2013 02:36 AM

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

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#2 posted 11-19-2013 02:50 AM

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

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#3 posted 11-19-2013 03:05 AM

Very nice work.

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#4 posted 11-19-2013 04:16 AM

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

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#5 posted 11-19-2013 09:38 AM

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

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#6 posted 11-19-2013 09:57 AM

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 11-19-2013 11:42 AM

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

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#8 posted 11-19-2013 03:08 PM

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 11-19-2013 04:21 PM

Great job

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#10 posted 11-19-2013 06:37 PM

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 11-19-2013 08:01 PM

well done !!

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#12 posted 11-19-2013 10:47 PM

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

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#13 posted 11-19-2013 11:36 PM

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 11-20-2013 01:09 AM

Very Nice Work! Thanks For Sharing.


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#15 posted 11-20-2013 06:10 PM

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!

-- Without the wood, it's just working

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