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Don W

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282 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: tool swap plane swap

In light of the success of the recent marking gauge swap, we’ve decided to swap some shop made hand planes.

Also join the Swap the knowledge.

EDIT FOR THE RESULTS ........The planes!!
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Dates
There will not be a last day to enter, as long as you have time to build the plane by the following deadlines.
Time frame – shipment by Oct 15th.
Since I’m trying to match up plane types, and I want to ensure everybody who gets a plane sends a plane we’ll do this a little different than the last.

As soon as you’ve got you’re plane completed send me a photo @ LJ-swap@gmx.com and tell me what it is and what you would like. At that time I’ll match you with the next available slot. If you don’t care what you get, then that will help me out. PLEASE add your address in the same email as the picture.

Oct 10th for the deadline to get me a picture of the completed plane.
Send a picture as soon as its complete.

Obviously the longer you wait, the less chance you’ll get a requested plane.

Even if you’ve never made a plane before, PLEASE join in. There are lots of folks here to help out.

Most of all, have some fun.

we will limit the plane making to basically wood. The body has to be wood, and it has to be a wood suitable for a hand plane. No pine or poplar or cedar, etc. Extensions like bars, sole mortises, wedges and inlays can be alternative materials if desired.

Please send a PM, even if you post it here.

Same rules as previous swaps
—no posting pictures before your recipient has received the plane.

If you are outside the US, please note that in your PM to me, and tell me were your located

Rhett has made the following offer (Good for 1 new iron only)
If you order a “half-ashed” blade from my site and put “plane swap” in the comments of your order, I will send the blade with the primary bevel already ground and a sandblasted finish. All you would then need do is a quick final honing.

Be Good
Rhett

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)


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Ripthorn

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#1 posted 282 days ago

Sounds like fun, I’m definitely in. I guess I will have to make my first wood bodied plane now…

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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LakeLover

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#2 posted 282 days ago

I have made a couple shoulder planes. Birch bodies and a salvaged/modified blade. They work quite well.

In the stash is some nice fiqured Maple.

I am in if some one would like a shoulder plane.

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Tim Dahn

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#3 posted 282 days ago

I’m in too.

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

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terryR

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#4 posted 282 days ago

Hey, Brian, can you mill dense woods with your CNC? Just curious…no way I can afford one. Unless I can grab one at the same price you did. :)

Seems like a computer controlled router would be sweet for inlay, or any finely detailed work. I sure tried on the last swap to form a nice dado using hand tools, but couldn’t pull it off using just a marking knife and router plane. Shoulda practiced more…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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grfrazee

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#5 posted 282 days ago

I should be able to make something by Oct. 15. Count me in.

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-

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jordanp

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#6 posted 282 days ago

I have a small stash of Red Oak and Granadillo Might be able to do some glue ups and and see what I can come up with..

Has anyone ever tried making a wooden body plane using the blade assembly from a Stanley plane (Chip breaker/Iron etc) Mounted with a screw?

I was thinking if you used some extremely hard wood like Ebony or Granadillo and Tapped it about 2” in the blade assembly would be pretty stout. Thoughts?

-- Jordan - Rockwall TX - ”Here’s what im talking about: tweaked nuts:” - Stef

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Don W

13923 posts in 1066 days


#7 posted 282 days ago

I’ve got a smoother posted in my projects that uses a vintage iron and chip breaker. The iron was cut down like a “teal” krenov. It works really well.

edit….and I didn’t finish reading . Its not mounted with a screw but I plan to try that. Its one of Baileys first patented designs.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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DaddyZ

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#8 posted 282 days ago

Count me in, I have never made a plane before …....

Let me know when & where …...

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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Mosquito

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#9 posted 282 days ago

I’m still in on the forum as well :-) Was the PM only for what type? Or was it for participation as well?

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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Don W

13923 posts in 1066 days


#10 posted 282 days ago

If it’s something I need to track, like participation and type pm or email me so I don’t. Miss it.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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Tugboater78

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#11 posted 282 days ago

I wanna do this, but not sure if I can hit the deadline, lots of stuff on my plate..when is the latest a person can sign up?

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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jordanp

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#12 posted 282 days ago

Wow Don that is pretty cool.. Would it be ok to get creative with the hardware (Chip breaker/frog/iron as long as the body is made from wood?.

-- Jordan - Rockwall TX - ”Here’s what im talking about: tweaked nuts:” - Stef

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Ripthorn

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#13 posted 282 days ago

Terry, I can do wood, metal, plastic, etc. Now that you have pointed that out, this could get fun. However, I wonder if anyone would feel slighted by having something not made completely by hand (though I guess we do use other machines like table saws and such anyway).

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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jordanp

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#14 posted 282 days ago

Has anyone tried making a low-angle Block plane from wood? I haven’t seen one yet.

-- Jordan - Rockwall TX - ”Here’s what im talking about: tweaked nuts:” - Stef

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mds2

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#15 posted 282 days ago

I’m in! Rick M. and I actually did a plane swap while the marking gauge swap was going on. I love making planes.

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