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Project by DMiller posted 03-25-2018 12:18 AM 2583 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few weeks ago a good friend of mine from LJ’s graciously invited me over to his workshop and helped me thin some wood with some of his tools. He also taught me how to correctly use a hand plane; since then I researched them, but even used ones seem to be expensive.

I had a few old edger blades lying around that I was planning on making a lathe chisel with, but, when I actually got around to making them into chisel blades, the idea of making a hand plane came to mind. Here it is.

It is 22” long with a 2” wide blade, made from walnut as the base, maple for the handle, and mahogany for the knob. It seems to work well on light duty work; I will continue to see how it performs. Overall it took me 7 hours to build; the most complicated part was chiseling out the angle where the blade is. Thanks for looking!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."





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TheFridge

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#1 posted 03-25-2018 01:52 AM

Good stuff. I’d consider laminating a board to each side. Even if it’s only 1/4” it would help with rigidity. Nice work.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#2 posted 03-25-2018 01:59 AM

What a great use of edger blades, DMiller!

-- Woodworking is neat

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#3 posted 03-25-2018 02:42 AM

Yeah. Alder would’ve been better but I guess walnut works too :)

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#4 posted 03-25-2018 03:46 AM

Thanks for the comments, guys! I like your suggestion of laminating a board to each side, I will have to try that. Thanks!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#5 posted 03-25-2018 04:31 AM

Dale,
You just blow my mind. That is awsomely beautiful.
Would like to see it and have a chance to try it out.
Ira

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#6 posted 03-25-2018 11:23 AM

This is a nice shop made plane. Congratulations.

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

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DMiller

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#7 posted 03-25-2018 03:59 PM

Thanks for the comments, guys! I will try to bring it the next time we meet, rustfever! Thanks!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#8 posted 03-26-2018 11:35 PM

nicely done. Love the wood you used.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#9 posted 03-27-2018 12:55 AM

Thanks Scott!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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