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02-03-2012 05:31 AM

I’ve wanted a wooden plane for awhile. Read some blog posts on making a Krenov style one and have David Finck’s book on order but I couldn’t wait. I had a sharp Hock iron and chip breaker on the shelf, a nice hunk of 8/4 Ash cutoff and the day free, figured what the hey, the cut off would go in the fire pile if not used so if I mess it up no harm…..

It came out pretty good, shaves like a dream and is sweet in the hand. I’ve got to remember to take photos as I work but here are a couple of the finished product.

Once Finck’s book gets here I’ll figure out what, if anything, I did wrong but for now I have a sweet shooting board plane.


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#1 posted 02-03-2012 05:34 AM

Another photo

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#2 posted 02-03-2012 05:35 AM

Last one

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#3 posted 02-03-2012 05:37 AM

Does it fly? ;-)

The devil made me do that. Actually pretty cool. Old plane irons can last forever if you keep them comfortable in a nice hardwood frme… ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#4 posted 02-03-2012 06:32 AM

Great lookin plane. I like the curl that’s proudly showing on the nose.

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#5 posted 02-03-2012 04:59 PM

Thanks guys, I made it to use on my shooting board…my metal ones are a literal pain to use and I didn’t want to spend $500 USD on a LN shooting plane.

BTW, it excedes my expectations…. a real pleasure to shoot with.

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#6 posted 02-03-2012 05:03 PM

This is a very cool plane ,good job.

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#7 posted 02-03-2012 05:45 PM

She is a beautiful Krenov. The grain on the front end catches my eye. One question, I ask this because I am building one to. Why did you choose to place the mouth where you did? It looks as the mouth is centered on the plane.
A great looking plane and if it works you did well. Thanks for sharing.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#8 posted 02-04-2012 07:28 PM

”..Why did you choose to place the mouth where you did? It looks as the mouth is centered on the plane…”

I can’t say I thought too much about it. This was a first run at making a plane and from looking at photos and blog posts it looked as if the iron was centered or slightly forward of center on most planes. I kinda followed that and because I expected to use it with a shooting board I wanted good registration fore and aft, the reason for it being slightly longer than most smoothers.

I played with it a little this AM while having morning tea, it made beautiful full cut .0025 shavings on some scrap red maple I dug out of the cutoff barrel, I need to see what happens when it runs into some hickory :-). I guess beginners luck, I hope the next one works as well. BTW, David Finck’s book was in the mail yesterday, I haven’t had time to do more than glance at it but I expect to know more about building planes once I spend a little time reading it.

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#9 posted 02-04-2012 07:32 PM

Thank you for your reply

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#10 posted 01-03-2013 10:00 PM

Very, very nice. I’d love to build one like that, myself.

Added to the database at homemadetools.net: http://www.homemadetools.net/ash-hand-plane

Ken

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