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1957 Chevy Jointer Hand Plane

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Project by Kuffy posted 08-20-2017 11:57 AM 3920 views 5 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a smaller wooden hand plane shaped like a sports car last year, and it was pretty cool if I do say so myself. So now I found myself with the desire for a longer, jointer type, hand plane and I couldn’t live with myself if I just made a plain jane square block shaped plane. So I decided to make a hand plane by stretching the scale of a 1957 Chevy convertible along its length to make it a suitable for a jointer at 590mm long (~23”).

Made from Redgum for the body, Tassie Oak for the interior, and Myrtle for the chrome shiny trim like the pin striping and bumper bars. It isn’t perfect, loads of imperfections, but I have deliberately left them in the finished piece because I feel it gives more of a cartoony type feel rather than a clean cut perfectly finished showroom model. It reminds me of the cartoon movie “Cars” so much. I am such a big kid at heart :D

-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtER3LFDf4u7Yfau76JGs3g





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Woodbutchery

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#1 posted 08-20-2017 12:35 PM

What a fun plane!

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#2 posted 08-20-2017 01:07 PM

Kuffy,

Simply amazing! Looks great and works very well from the looks of the video!
So for the next size up (I have an old plane that is about 3 feet long) I’m thinking ‘59 Caddy!!!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 08-20-2017 01:16 PM

Awesome looking Plane. Watch the entire video and smiled all the way though it. Glad it was done in real time and not FF to speed things up. Thanks for sharing!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 08-20-2017 01:55 PM

AWESOME GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#5 posted 08-20-2017 02:02 PM

haha, that’s awesome!

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#6 posted 08-20-2017 02:08 PM

Love it!!!!!! How about a little scrapper plane mustang?

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#7 posted 08-20-2017 03:26 PM

Incredible work!

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#8 posted 08-20-2017 04:11 PM

This is a very creative plane. Nice work!

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

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

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#9 posted 08-20-2017 04:28 PM

Lovely tool, taking art in woodworking to a new level.

-- Mike in SoCal, now East Texas

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#10 posted 08-20-2017 04:42 PM

Classic!

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#11 posted 08-20-2017 06:55 PM

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#12 posted 08-20-2017 07:05 PM

This is just about the coolest handplane I’ve ever seen…

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jkid

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#13 posted 08-20-2017 07:18 PM

That is an extremely cool plane !!!!!! Great job

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#14 posted 08-20-2017 08:56 PM

Now that’s pretty cool

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#15 posted 08-20-2017 09:25 PM

Pretty awesome man. Kudos

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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