I had just finished a pastryboard to my wife. and had nothing to do. I looked around the shop to see if there was something i could build.
A few months ago i bought some pieces of oak to my kitchen project but i saved one of the pieces for special occations/projects. The grain was tighter and the weight was heavier than the other pieces. I saved it wanted to make something nice and useful of it.
I decided to make a hand plane, Krenov style. I realize that oak is not the optimal wood for making hand planes but i think that this piece probably would make a fine plane.
Unfortunatly i don’t have any pictures of the building process but there are a lot of sites out there who can show how its done. for example “build a wooden hand plane“
Now i need to buy my self a really good plane iron, the one i used so far i borrowed from an old Stanley plane.
This project was really fun, it didn’t take long, wasn’t too difficult and its useful.i Also made a wooden mallet
and PS the plane works like a dream!
more pictures at “thesawdustsurfer.blogspot.com
-- Henrik - Stockholm, Sweden ---- http://thesawdustsurfer.blogspot.com