wood plane and hammers

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Hello everybody, This is a shooting plane and 2 adjusting hammers. The plane is made from rock maple and the sole is lignum. The chip breaker and blade was ordered from hock. The hammers are made from birch and walnut with bronze heads. The plane cuts really well. For anyone that is interested in making a plane, the book Making and Mastering Wood Planes by David Finck will tell you everything in detail to complete this project. Thanks for looking… Ron

-- Ron, Michigan

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#1 posted 01-24-2010 06:55 AM

Very Pretty. I have some brass on my bench waiting for me to make it into hammers…..

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 01-24-2010 07:57 AM

Cool tools great job

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#3 posted 01-24-2010 08:56 AM

I second the recommendation for that particular book. I haven’t made one of the planes, but it was a great read and I know a lot about how to make the planes.

-- "I'm just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe." -- Jango Fett

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#4 posted 01-24-2010 09:23 AM

And the hammer heads are sourced from ??

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#5 posted 01-24-2010 04:53 PM

Peter, The hammer heads started out as 7/8” round stock. I used a bandsaw to cut them to length
of 2 1/2”. I used a lathe to turn one down to 5/8” and left the other at 7/8”. I then used a drill press
to drill 3/8” holes. A little buffing to shine them up and you have shop made hammer heads.
Thanks for looking… Ron

-- Ron, Michigan

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#6 posted 01-27-2010 09:21 PM

it´s always the best to work with home made tools its give you a very speciel feelings when you use them
they look great and I realy like how the birchhandle came aut


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#7 posted 03-31-2011 02:40 AM

thanks for the info on hammers

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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