Krenov shoulder plane

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Project by parkerdude posted 11-03-2009 04:41 PM 5904 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have had a strong desire to learn how to make wooden hand planes. After a few false attempts I went through a redesign and got things going.

If you’d like to see more, check-out my first blog

thanks for looking.

-- dust control

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#1 posted 11-03-2009 04:49 PM

Very nice we had a class on making these at our Mason Dixon Woodworkers club this year.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 11-04-2009 03:44 PM

very cool!

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#3 posted 03-17-2010 07:35 PM

Very nice looking plane. Did you get this out of the Whelan book? You don’t see many people build the often overlooked shoulder plane. Think I am going to give it a crack. The plane looks stunning!

-- "Unless workmanship comes to be understood and appreciated for the art it is, our environment will lose much of the quality it still retains." -- David Pye

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#4 posted 03-19-2010 06:37 PM

Thanks seandietrich,

I was inspired by a metal infill plane from Popular Woodworking several years ago, but I couldn’t find materials in the price range that interested me (cheap), so I turned to the materials that I had on hand. The old chisel blade came to mind when I tried to sharpen by hand and realized how hard the steel was.

I probably don’t have over $1.00 in the materials, but with all the design time I might have 3 – 4 hours total. It was a lot of fun, I learned a lot, and the next one won’t take as long to design and build.

Thanks again for looking, and commenting.


-- dust control

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#5 posted 05-18-2010 10:02 PM

niice little plane , liked you reused a chiesel for it
I have allso looked at your blog about it
thank´s for sharing it with us
deffently one of those tools I will try in the future
I need a shoulderplane not that I can´t use the
parring cheisel but I think it make it a little easyer


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#7 posted 11-28-2010 09:20 PM

Sound like a fun learing experience. I am sure you will put the plane to good use.

-- Don - Rochester, NY

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#8 posted 09-02-2017 01:56 PM

You did a nice job on this shop made plane.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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