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Finished my first plane

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Project by lumberjoe posted 04-06-2014 09:43 PM 2444 views 4 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have interested in making my own planes for a while now. I prefer the feel of wood bodied planes. Also I have more control with my hands in a downward position.

This is a 19” small jointer/large jack. It’s not perfect but it takes razor thin shavings consistantly. Construction is laminated oak with a maple wedge. I used a victory iron and cap iron form a stanley jointer. It’s not a good fit in a wood plane. The bubble on the iron made positioning the wedge very difficult. It works but from now on I am using the Hock Krenov style irons – and I have a few on order.

I turned the tenons on the cross pin on my lathe and rounded over the other edges with a chisel. The body was shaped by hand with rasps and went through a few iterations before I found a good fit. While maybe not the most attractive shape, it’s function over form here. Finish is just BLO and paste wax on the bottom

For the basic construction, I ordered Scott Meeks DVD on making a smoothing plane. There are so many good tips in that DVD that saved me hours or days of potential frustration. If you are into building planes, buy it.

Also his planes are amazing.

Next up another jack, a smoother, and a block plane in

-- https://pinepointwoodworks.wordpress.com/





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#1 posted 04-06-2014 09:48 PM

Very very nice, I love the design with the flutes along the side. It’s very retro, almost art deco looking.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#2 posted 04-06-2014 10:05 PM

Nice plane Joe.

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

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#3 posted 04-06-2014 10:09 PM

Thats a nice looking plane. Well done.

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

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#4 posted 04-06-2014 10:19 PM

Nice job. Plane making is in my future. How are your sales on etsy going?

-- Spudhogg Woodworks

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#5 posted 04-06-2014 10:31 PM

Wow Joe! That came out real nice you do some great work.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#6 posted 04-06-2014 10:31 PM

nice job.

-- regards, cyclops4069

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#7 posted 04-06-2014 10:53 PM

Your plane resembles the Cords and Auburn cars which is meant as a compliment, it just looks fast.

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#8 posted 04-06-2014 11:01 PM

”While maybe not the most attractive shape, it’s function over form here.”

Are you kidding me? First thing I thought of when I saw it was THIS!

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#9 posted 04-06-2014 11:02 PM

Aw jeeze … Bob beat me to it. I was looking for the picture while you were typing! LOL

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#10 posted 04-06-2014 11:05 PM

looks don’t matter, it works and feels good in your hands. Have looked at a few of J.K.s planes and they all were shaped to fit his hands and even after all these years still can shave wood as thin as lace the true test as I learned when making my planes. Have only used Hock irons so have nothing to compare too!
Andre of Alberta.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#11 posted 04-06-2014 11:08 PM

Well, a very fine job you did also, I bet this will be around for a long time

-- Norman

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#12 posted 04-07-2014 12:14 AM

Looks great, Joe. Krenov himself didn’t do any more than bandsaw out the shape and call it good—no further shaping or smoothing.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#13 posted 04-07-2014 01:10 AM

Nice job. I’ll bet the fluting gives it a nice grip too, something to grab on to.

-- Jeff NJ

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#14 posted 04-07-2014 01:31 AM

Nice work Joe. Gotta love those Hock irons. I love my planes and I know you will love yours.
Custom fitting to the way you like to hold them is one of the true pleasures available to wood plane users / builders.

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

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#15 posted 04-07-2014 03:35 AM

The flutes were a happy accident. They were supposed to be shallow V grooves. A lot of people tooth planes for texture but it wears off and I wanted something more permanent. I was on auto pilot and just hit the turret stop on my router. After copious bad words I decided to go with it. Im glad I did. It’s quite comfortable to hold.

-- https://pinepointwoodworks.wordpress.com/

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