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Location: Sweden

My name is Jan. I am a city kid from Stockholm, Sweden, that moved out to the countryside at the beginning of 2000. Since then, many friends have referred to me as 'the farmer' – hence my nickname here.

My background is as a graphic designer, although I have worked as a photographer for more than 15 years.
I have always been interested – and respectful – in people making things with their hands in any craft. And when I was twelve, I built a four-meter long wooden sailing boat (under supervision and guidance, of course). At the time, I didn't see this as soo fun, but I think now, in retrospect, it taught me a great deal in handling tools. Unfortunately, I became side-tracked for the next 45 years and didn't pick up tools until lately.

My latest interest, before starting to make things in wood, was in leathercraft. That is also why you will see mainly leatherwork on my website.


-- The Farmer, Sweden

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#1 posted 10-23-2021 12:13 PM

I have just recently made this small wooden hand plane. It is my first go on this, so give me some slack in your critique.

The inspiration comes from three principal sources: James Krenov, the Shakers and a pinch of Japan thrown in for good measure.

As a nod to Krenov, the material is Swedish oak.

The plane iron is from an old discarded metal file, made by excellent toolmaker Öberg & Co, active in Eskilstuna, Sweden, between 1848-1992.
Wedge crosspin made of brass.
Finishing: Carnauba wax-based oil.
Measurements: (the main body) length 210mm, height 35mm, width 32mm.

-- The Farmer, Sweden

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#2 posted 10-29-2021 07:55 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks…

Good looking plane…nicely done…

Was looking at your website…Love the leatherwork!...What a great skill to have and the ability to practice it…Nothing like real leather…So nice…Gucii has nothing on you…lol…

Best wishes, way over there…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 10-30-2021 04:51 AM

Thank you for the kind words. I took a peep at your projects and can see that you are very skilled with wood. Maybe time to try out something in leather?

-- The Farmer, Sweden

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#4 posted 11-07-2021 01:07 PM

Hi Jan. Welcome to Lumberjocks. You’ll find this is the best woodworking site on the internet with very friendly and helpful buddies—317,500 of them. I got on here when it was 13, the word must be out!! I will click you on as a buddy,too!.

Have a great weekend…............Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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