First Krenov Block Plane

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Project by Bill Berklich posted 08-20-2017 02:58 PM 1788 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was at Woodcraft yesterday and after a bit of work on some old wood hand planes i couldn’t help but buy a Hock iron and build my own. I used some American Elm (I know, it’s somewhat soft but it’s free!). It’s a bevel down Krenov style that cuts great and I couldn’t be happier with my first result. 45 deg bed and 60 deg throat face. Pics are several stages of the build. Overall dimensions are 2×2x6 inches.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#1 posted 08-21-2017 01:57 AM

You can always laminate a harder wood sole on to the plane.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 08-21-2017 02:01 AM

Nicely done! Nothing like making your own tools.

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

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