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Hand Plane (2018 Hand Tool Build off)

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Project by Brian Gulotta posted 06-28-2018 08:31 PM 894 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a small hand plane out of a piece of Bradford pear firewood I had lying around. It is my entry for James Wright’s 2018 hand tool build off. The iron is a little thin for it to be used for face planing. But it works really well for chamfering and small edge planing. Here is a link to more details in the plane construction. I think I am finally ready to get a makers stamp made and start making my own planes with nice thick irons.





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Andre

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#1 posted 06-28-2018 09:46 PM

Nice, still grab some of my Wood planes every so often, but very spoiled with the PMV-11 irons.
Some very good shavings, did you do the read through them test?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Brian Gulotta

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#2 posted 06-28-2018 09:52 PM

Thanks Andre, I really prefer using wooden planes. However, I still use my old Bailey pattern planes a lot as well. It does takes some really nice thin shavings. The only thing is the iron is some old thin one I had laying around from an old block plane. Single iron woodies really benefit from thicker irons. With all the planes I plan on making going forward I am going to make my own irons so they are nice and thick.


Nice, still grab some of my Wood planes every so often, but very spoiled with the PMV-11 irons.
Some very good shavings, did you do the read through them test?

- Andre


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Andre

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#3 posted 06-29-2018 12:05 AM

All my Krenov style planes have Hock irons (nice and thick) in them with chip breakers, I might just make a small low angle, bevel up block plane just for the heck of it? I seem to have a pile of old Stanley iron kicking around.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Joe

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#4 posted 06-29-2018 06:54 PM

Very nice plane, I hope you win the build off. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 06-29-2018 06:57 PM

This is a beautiful shop made tool.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Brian Gulotta

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#6 posted 06-29-2018 07:00 PM

Thanks!


Very nice plane, I hope you win the build off. Thanks for inspiring

- Joe


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Brian Gulotta

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#7 posted 06-29-2018 07:01 PM

Thank a bunch.


This is a beautiful shop made tool.

- helluvawreck


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