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My first handplane

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Project by Wolfdaddy posted 12-28-2013 06:10 AM 1796 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been wanting to make a plane for a while now. I watched the handplane swap with great interest and a bit of regret that I couldn’t participate. Finally Christmas rolled around and I had a good excuse to make one for my brother in law. It was well received :)

Woods are maple, walnut, cherry strips, khaya crosspin and an ipe sole. Bedded at 50* with a 2” Hock iron. It’s kinda wide at about 2 11/16” or so, a little hard to hold on to, for me at least. 11 1/4” long. The mouth wound up wider than I wanted, but it still works fine. Overall this plane was a success and I will definitely be making more. I have a 1.5” Half Ashed iron almost ready for my next one.

-- "MOM! I think there's something under our house! I'm gonna need a jackhammer, a fish bowl, some air tanks, and maybe a few pipes."





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Vince

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#1 posted 12-28-2013 10:14 AM

Well done….it’s a work of art.

-- Vince

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#2 posted 12-28-2013 12:47 PM

Great choice of woods. Excellent first plane.

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

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#3 posted 12-28-2013 12:52 PM

sweet looking plane. Your brother in-law will enjoy making those whispy shaving with that nice plane.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 12-28-2013 12:58 PM

Awesome. Very nice plane!

-- Mark

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#5 posted 12-28-2013 01:30 PM

Very nice! Love the wood combination.

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

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#6 posted 12-28-2013 01:42 PM

Beautiful

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#7 posted 12-28-2013 03:23 PM

Looks very nice. I just built my first planes a week or so back. I used Hock blades and was really impressed.
I think this can be habit forming.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#8 posted 12-28-2013 03:38 PM

The woods you used are great. Well done.

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

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#9 posted 12-28-2013 05:39 PM

Thanks guys!
Paul, I saw your planes. They are fantastic. I definitely see a habit in the making. I think I’m going to use hickory for my next plane.

-- "MOM! I think there's something under our house! I'm gonna need a jackhammer, a fish bowl, some air tanks, and maybe a few pipes."

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#10 posted 12-29-2013 01:38 AM

Good looking plane—nicely 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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#11 posted 12-29-2013 01:46 AM

That is absolutely beautiful I bet it is a joy to use.

-- JustplaneJeff

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#12 posted 12-30-2013 01:50 AM

very nice plane!

-- John Cobb

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#13 posted 12-30-2013 06:14 AM

Very nice.

With that iron and a finely set chipbreaker, a slightly-too-open mouth isn’t an issue. In fact, having a bit of extra clearance for shavings can be beneficial.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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#14 posted 12-30-2013 02:41 PM

Thanks for the comments guys!
Mark, a large part of my inspiration came from seeing the planes you posted in the planes you have made thread. Those are works of art.

-- "MOM! I think there's something under our house! I'm gonna need a jackhammer, a fish bowl, some air tanks, and maybe a few pipes."

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#15 posted 04-06-2015 09:47 PM

Sexy!
Love the shaves also. ;-)
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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