Sanding 'plane'

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Project by mafe posted 06-24-2010 06:11 PM 7474 views 39 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sanding ‘Plane’

Wanted a bigger block for sanding straight with sandpaper.
A piece of strong good quality plywood (for straightness).
A extra plane handle I had in a a drawer, a old knob was used first, but then I turned a Stanley 4 copy on my new lathe, and two fasteners from a cheap plasic sandpaper holder.

Fast quick and dirty, does the job, and are easy to use – so I’m once again happy.

I have changed the front knob into a wood one in Stanley style now, and it makes it much better than the original metal one you see on pic 4 and 6.

Used it now for a while, and I’m really happy to say – ‘it rocks’!!!

Hope it can be to some inspiration,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 06-24-2010 06:24 PM

great little plane :—))
thank´s for sharing the idea
here is one to you , I realy think you like Hr. berthelsens a lot


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#2 posted 06-24-2010 06:26 PM

Good idea in this should work well!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 06-24-2010 06:32 PM

Great idea.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 06-24-2010 06:41 PM

Awesome idea—Everyone should have one



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#5 posted 06-24-2010 06:46 PM

Very nice. I love it.

But you paid much too little for it. Good tools are supposed to cost a lot.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 06-24-2010 06:53 PM

What a great idea!
I’m gonna have to make me one of those.

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#7 posted 06-24-2010 07:07 PM

Very good idea Mads. Instead of a turned knob up front couldn’t you use a ‘horn’ like on the old wood planes? What kind of clamps are those on the ends?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 06-24-2010 09:09 PM

Thank you for the nice comments.
I’m glad it seems to have been some inspiration.
Yes Mike it could be a wonderful idea, perhaps I should try on this. The clamps were sitting on a cheap 15 koner (3 US$) plastic sanding block I bought a long time ago and never used… You can probaly find it at your local building shop like Bauhause or Silvan.
Hr. berthelsen are just wonderful yes.
Steve, yes it’s really a problem and I have not found a solution yet on this, but if I come arround a wonderful piece of mahogeny, I can change the base into this, to increase price… (An old piece, and it will even be vintage…).
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 06-24-2010 09:48 PM

sorry Mads I ment his sanding block (bad english) but the other thing about him I do agree with you


Edit: if you think your tools is toooo cheap you can always send your money to my bottomless pocket

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#10 posted 06-24-2010 09:54 PM

Clever idea. I should take the time and make a few sizes, instead of struggling along with paper wrapped around odd blocks….. Thanks Mafe!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#11 posted 06-24-2010 10:45 PM

Great idea! I really like the combination of handle, knob, and quick release sandpaper holders on each end.

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV,

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#12 posted 06-25-2010 12:32 AM

Well now, isn’t that nice! Better than anything you could buy!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#13 posted 06-25-2010 02:41 AM

Very cool Mafe

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#14 posted 06-25-2010 05:06 AM

Very nice, I built something very similar to this out of Laminated Veneer Lumber a few months ago. i need to post some pics

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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#15 posted 06-25-2010 05:28 AM

this is truly brilliant

steve how can you say it cost to little

it was wade with love it has function over form

and dont all good tradesmen make their own tools


ps can i borrow your idea

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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