I am a type of guy that will get a notion to do something and just go with it. I found a plan online of a Krenov plane using Hock irons. I don’t have a hock Iron, I do have an old two inch smoother iron from Providence Tool Co. So I choose to modify the plans a bit to see if I could get the thing to work. I know the Krenov style is one of the easiest to build.
This will be a two part series and I am at the glueup.
First the materials. The base of the plane is good old Mississippi sweet gum. The sides are maple and the sole is jatoba. The video i have produced is the build up to the glue up. Thats when the problems started. The old iron is brittle. Its useless. I built the plane body to accept an iron without a chip breaker. Thus the pile of wedges you see.
I took some pictures and some footage along the way.
This might not work. But it will be lessons well learned. The hard way.
Dennis the music is for you.
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