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Project by Don W posted 08-06-2015 02:51 PM 2571 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve got a bit of a problem. If I’m not restoring planes, I’m probably making them.

This one is made from butternut and cherry with a hophornbeam sole pad. If you don’t know, hophornbeam is one of the hardest wood grown in the North East. I’ve known it as hardhack my whole life.

It’s 7” long and 2 7/8” wide and had a Hock 2 piece cutter.

Finish is several coats of hand rubbed truoil.

I made a few other with it, to be posted at a later date.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 08-06-2015 02:59 PM

That’s a real beauty, Don!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 08-06-2015 03:07 PM

They call Eastern Hophornbeam “Ironwood” here (a source of confusion to my western friends). Fairly easy for me to get. Grows like weeds, but usually not very big in diameter (before someone cuts it down). I use it for handles
(Mallets, chisels, etc.)

I do like your planes and will I suppose have to start making some too.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#3 posted 08-06-2015 03:16 PM

Beautiful work Don. I love the Wilwol medallion too.

-- ~Tony

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#4 posted 08-06-2015 03:18 PM

Neat looking planes Don!

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#5 posted 08-06-2015 05:32 PM

nice looking work, Don!
never heard the term hardhack, will have to write that down…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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Woodknack

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#6 posted 08-06-2015 06:35 PM

Beefy little smoother, looks fun to use.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#7 posted 08-06-2015 08:24 PM

Nice plane Don! I like the way the throat opens at the top.

-- Paul, Duvall, WA

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#8 posted 08-06-2015 10:00 PM

purdee snazzy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#9 posted 08-07-2015 11:41 AM

Nice!

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 08-07-2015 02:19 PM

This is a beautiful tool, Don. Do you sell the planes that you make from scratch?

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

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#11 posted 08-07-2015 02:38 PM

Nice looking plane!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#12 posted 08-07-2015 07:10 PM



This is a beautiful tool, Don. Do you sell the planes that you make from scratch?

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

- helluvawreck

It’s something I just started. I need to flush some out to gain back some space. I had two go yesterday. It’s like watching the kids get married. Sort of bitter sweet.

https://timetestedtools.wordpress.com/tools-for-sale-2/

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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theoldfart

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#13 posted 08-07-2015 08:25 PM

Good looking tools Don. Hope the venture is a success.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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