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Wooden hand plane #1: Wooden Hand Plane

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Blog entry by theSawdustSurfer posted 916 days ago 1846 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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

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-- Henrik - Stockholm, Sweden ---- http://thesawdustsurfer.blogspot.com



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Brandon

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#1 posted 916 days ago

Beautiful grain on that oak! It should make for an excellent plane. Also, that mallet is sweet!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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hhhopks

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#2 posted 916 days ago

Nice!
I need to make one.

Thanks for the link.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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