Smoothing Plane

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Project by molan posted 08-22-2014 03:57 AM 2492 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a wooden smoothing plane that I made in a Lee Valley seminar. I have to admit it was a lot of fun to build!

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#1 posted 08-22-2014 04:19 AM

Looks like a Krenov design, Is the wood Ash, Hock irons?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 08-22-2014 04:31 AM

The wood is Oak, with the exception of the Wedge and the pin on the inside which are cherry

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#3 posted 08-22-2014 05:01 AM

Very nice! Does it work well?

I’ve always wondered how you set the blade depth on this type of plane? I assume a bit of trial and error?

-- I do this for fun.

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#4 posted 08-25-2014 06:09 AM

Very light taps! the wedge for up and the iron for down! Firm strike on body behind iron to disengage iron and wedge! Really quite easy after a few years practice!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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