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Project by BnC posted 02-03-2019 01:09 AM 835 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First attempt at a home made plane. Used the small plane hardware kit from Lee Valley. Very enjoyable and straightforward project. Will try making a Krenov style plane in the future.

-- The garage is calling, I must go. The dog is Fred, and yes he’s well fed.





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 02-03-2019 01:42 AM

Very pretty tool!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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BnC

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#2 posted 02-03-2019 02:18 AM

Thanks ralbuck

-- The garage is calling, I must go. The dog is Fred, and yes he’s well fed.

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#3 posted 02-03-2019 03:21 AM

thats just beautiful,i really admire someone that can create a tool that is functional and a work of art,nice job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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BnC

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#4 posted 02-03-2019 03:53 AM

Thank you pottz

-- The garage is calling, I must go. The dog is Fred, and yes he’s well fed.

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#5 posted 02-03-2019 05:43 AM

Nice shavings from a beautiful hand made plane good job BnC!

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Woodoc

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#6 posted 02-03-2019 01:07 PM

This looks like it would be comfortable to use. As though it were made to fit your had. Nothing is like the feeling you get from a sharp plane that fits your hand. Enjoy!

-- Doc "Not all who wander are lost." --J. R.R. Tolkien

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BnC

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#7 posted 02-03-2019 02:18 PM

Thanks Doc. I think that’s beauty of making your own tools, you by default fit them to what feels good in your own hands.

-- The garage is calling, I must go. The dog is Fred, and yes he’s well fed.

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#8 posted 02-03-2019 04:52 PM

Looks good, the true test is, full width shaving you can read a newspaper through!
I have had that kit on my wish list for awhile but was curious at how sensitive the adjustment would be compared to the Tapping of a Krenov style, I have built a few more since making mine at Inside Passage.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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BnC

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#9 posted 02-03-2019 06:45 PM

Hey Andre, adjustment is good, I find the noris style it comes with easy and fairly sensitive for depth. Lateral adjust is okay. What I don’t like about this size and shape of plane body with the Norris style, is my back hand has a tendency to bump the nob, skewing the blade and losing that full even shaving across the blade. Jealous you got time at inside passage. Would love to go.

-- The garage is calling, I must go. The dog is Fred, and yes he’s well fed.

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#10 posted 02-04-2019 04:46 PM

Really cool! Made from Maple and lacewood?

-- Pete

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#11 posted 02-04-2019 04:50 PM

Beautiful work. I was going to ask about the adjuster but Andre beat me to it. :)

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

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