Hand Plane

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Project by ChuckC posted 01-21-2014 12:45 AM 1083 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a hand plane I recently made. The body is Walnut and the pin is Padauk. The pin is mortised into the sides and spins freely in the body. The pin has a flat on one side for the wedge which hold in the Hock blade. The bed is angled at 50 degrees.

Surprisingly it works well and takes nice shavings. If I had to do it again (which I may) I would make the pin a little smaller and the mouth a little bigger because it sometimes clogs.

I didn’t spend too much time making it look nice and I left a lot of the band saw marks since it provided a grip in the front. The finish is just wax.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 01-21-2014 01:10 AM

Nice job!

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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Don W

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#2 posted 01-21-2014 01:12 AM

Excellent work.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#3 posted 01-21-2014 01:15 AM

Looks good from over here.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#4 posted 01-21-2014 03:42 AM

Very nice job!

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#5 posted 01-21-2014 04:43 AM

You did a wonderful job on this hand plane

-- Norman

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Don Broussard

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#6 posted 01-21-2014 05:42 AM

Very nice, ChuckC! Neat style and a good blade—a shop-made plane with a sharp iron and quiet time make for a happy man!

-- 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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#7 posted 01-21-2014 09:44 AM

Great job…thanks for haring.

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

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#8 posted 01-21-2014 11:46 PM

That looks fantastic! Nicely done.

-- "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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#9 posted 01-22-2014 01:58 AM

Nice job! Is the walnut that light in color or is it just the picture making it look that way?

-- John Cobb

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