Small Wood Stock Plane

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Forum topic by BubbaIBA posted 07-06-2014 03:53 AM 978 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-06-2014 03:53 AM

One of the most used planes in my shop is a small 237mmX60mmX45mm Krenov style wood stock plane. It has a 44mm O1 Hock Krenov iron and chip breaker. It excels at chamfers, and final shaping of tops and panels. If you were to use it for no other job it would be worth the build.

An example: I was cleaning up some saw marks on the bottom of the new bench leg blanks with a #3. I needed to chamfer the legs as well, I had the #3 in hand, might as well use it. I didn’t make it through the first side of the first leg before I reached for the “go to” wood stock.

It is perfect for this kind of detail work, it is very light, can be used one handed or with both but the reason I think it works so well for chamfering is I can put both hands very close to the iron to control the cut and use a very natural motion while making the cut.

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#1 posted 07-06-2014 04:16 AM

Nice looking plane…what kind of wood is the body made of?

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#2 posted 07-06-2014 04:44 AM

A piece of Sapele cutoff. Nice thing about these planes, most of the time you can find a piece of scrap big enough. I usually look for a blank of 8/4 70mm wide and 200mm long or longer. With the cutoffs from the new bench build I’ve enough Beech blanks to last a life time.

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#3 posted 07-07-2014 12:42 AM

nice looking plane

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#4 posted 07-07-2014 02:03 AM

Very nice. I love seeing shop made planes.
I had a little extra time this evening and I roughed this out on my dad’s bandsaw. Still have some cleanup and fettling to do, but it’s progress, anyway. I made this one for trimming end grain. Bedded at 40° with a 1 1/2” half ashed iron.

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#5 posted 07-07-2014 02:08 AM

100 yr old QSWO also makes a nice plane

or at least a nice skewed rebate plane. Single iron. 1” wide iron. One or two handed, push style.

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#6 posted 07-07-2014 02:27 AM

nice looking plane

- Don W



It is a very good finish plane. The shape has evolved over time, it looks simple and is but in its simplicity is great flexibility. We can learn a lot by looking at old forms like the coffin smoother or Japanese planes and thinking about why they were made the way they are.

Some day I will post photos of some of my early wood stock planes, they are kinda like the photos of me in the 60s, cringe worthy.


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