Wooden Planes #17: Another Swap, another block plane

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Blog entry by Mark Kornell posted 07-08-2017 11:32 PM 2380 reads 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Made this block plane for the recent swap.

The construction was basically the same as the previous blog posting. Laminated (sandwich) body construction with glued-in ears.

Since that blog post I’ve made a couple more in the same style, learning a bit more each time. One thing I focused on was how the ears and wedge are shaped. I’ve been gradually working my way to a more traditional tapering near the mouth. The details don’t show up in these pics, unfortunately, but I think it improves how shavings get ejected from the mouth.

I’ve made a few of these planes to give away but decided to see if I could also hang on to one this time. The blank I glued up gave me three planes. The one in the pics above got sent away for the swap, but the other two are awaiting final shaping with hand tools. One day…

This plane is posted as a project:
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-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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#1 posted 07-08-2017 11:34 PM

Excellent work as usual Mark!

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#2 posted 07-09-2017 02:52 AM

Great little plane Mark. I use mine a lot.

-- Paul, Duvall, WA

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#3 posted 07-09-2017 03:20 AM

Mark, that is a beautiful little plane. Wish I had bought some of those blades before he sold out. I still haven’t finished shaping my personal plane from the last plane swap.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#4 posted 07-15-2017 06:46 AM

What are the woods used? Also, how did you finised it?
Very inspiering.

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#5 posted 07-15-2017 03:25 PM

The woods used were.jatoba with beech stripes, and Ipe for the sole. Finish was a tung oil varnish and a coat of wax.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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