what i've been doing #22: The wedge for my krenov plane

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Blog entry by Dave posted 03-26-2012 02:42 AM 2126 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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here is the final installment on the making of my krenov plane. I fought the wedge because of the iron change. I have it working now and it is a fine 2 inch wide smother. I wanted the width, she is a fat short plane and is working fine.
Here is the making of the plane.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

I did enjoy this, I hope you did.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#1 posted 03-26-2012 02:47 AM

Great video SD.
The best thing about hand planing is if you plane too much off you can always stick back the last (or few) shavings like a veneer to make good. :-)

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#2 posted 03-26-2012 02:48 AM

Roger they will start a fire real quick. Thanks for the laugh’s, you are always good for one or two.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#3 posted 03-26-2012 02:54 AM

Great job.
I need to make me one someday. I have this friend that is going to get into blacksmithing that I am going to try and pay him to make me an iron just for me to make one.


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#4 posted 03-26-2012 02:55 AM

Glad to see you solved the your wedgie problem. It is impressive that you built a project (tool) that will allow you to build more projects.

Looking forward to your 5 sided window frame!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#5 posted 03-26-2012 03:00 AM

That is work in progress and you will be the first one to get the benefits William.
Randy you aint seen nothing yet. Next I am cooking a vise.
Thanks guys.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#6 posted 03-26-2012 05:29 AM

As much as I liked the music in the video, I much rather hear more of the sweet sound of the your hand plane shearing thru the wood. Nice shavings! Beautiful hand plane!! Glad you hung in there and not let that little wedge beat you. If it did, you’ll never hear the end of it from me. Hee Hee.

-- William Ng, Anaheim, CA.

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#7 posted 03-26-2012 07:29 AM

Wonderful plane Dave. Wonderful shavings. Need I say anymore?

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#8 posted 03-26-2012 08:45 AM

Those look a lot like Lie Nielsen shavings Dave. Pretty darn good for a wooden plane. You hit the jackpot with this one.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 03-26-2012 10:18 AM

Great looking and operating plane !

Wedges are tricky critters.

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bĂȘte mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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#10 posted 03-26-2012 11:08 AM

William NG, thank you sir that means a lot to me. A lot.
Thanks Andy, you the man
Mike , Lie Nielson ratings wow. thanks buddy
Fabrice That little wedge kicked my butt.
Thank you Gentlemen for you kind words…

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#11 posted 03-26-2012 11:18 AM

Well Dave that is just super!

I did not see this blog until now but I just watched the first two, nice build and video, good recovery on the iron too. It looks like some great shavings, wonderful addition to your shop.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#12 posted 03-26-2012 11:48 AM

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#13 posted 03-26-2012 11:52 AM

beautiful krenov style. I like it.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#14 posted 03-26-2012 12:08 PM

beautiful superd! Wow! Luv the jams also! You’ve got some gr8 curl comin outta that fine plane. What’s YOUR sharpening secret, process? Thnx

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#15 posted 03-26-2012 04:37 PM

Thanks Tim
Stumpy you a nut. Don’t change!
You are to nice Don
Hey Roger that iron is a bit dull, to my satandards. I started the project and put a fair edge on it, from all the beating and banging it is not where I like to keep my plane edges. I have just received a Tormek and love it. I use my worksharp to get the back of the iron to a flat – mirrored surface then the Tormek to place the edge on the iron. I am wanting to get a nice set of stones. But that is down the road.

Thanks for all the comments guys.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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