"Autumn" hand plane

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Project by kolwdwrkr posted 10-10-2019 02:59 AM 1472 views 5 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t been on here forever. I have been working for a company and decided that I wouldn’t post anything I made for them. It’s their product. But recently I’ve been making some knives and decided to make a few hand planes. This is the first one and I am in the process of making the 2nd one. This plane is a wood plane made with maple, walnut, bubinga, teak, and ziricote. The lever cap is stainless steel, the lever cap screw is stainless steel with a walnut insert, and the blade is 01 tool steel that I heat treated and tempered. As always any criticism, positive or negative, is welcome.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 10-10-2019 03:17 AM

Nice work Keith,
Great surprise when I saw your name pop up.
Good to see you around. Again!

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#2 posted 10-10-2019 03:20 AM

Really nice

-- Mike, South Central Tx.

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#3 posted 10-10-2019 04:08 AM

This is a great example of creativity and excellent craftsmanship, IHO Thanks for the share,

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 10-10-2019 04:39 AM

Magnificant!!...No way I would ever use it…only proud decoration!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 10-10-2019 09:23 AM

Wow that is a thing of beauty!

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

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#6 posted 10-10-2019 10:29 AM

A work of art, almost too nice to use!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#7 posted 10-10-2019 11:05 AM

What they all said – gorgeous plane. Plus it looks like it would be very comfortable to use.

You need to post more of your projects!!!

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#8 posted 10-10-2019 01:09 PM

Beautiful plane!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 10-10-2019 01:34 PM

That looks like a fantastic plane. Amazing.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#10 posted 10-10-2019 01:36 PM

That said. have you made any Japanese style pull planes
I have a cheap one and it is fabulous..
Just wondering..

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#11 posted 10-10-2019 01:41 PM

Beautiful work. Making projects with tools you made is just a different experience.

How is the tote to hold? I make mine much more rounded, but have actually never used a more squared off with rounded corners to know what they are like.

-- - In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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#12 posted 10-10-2019 02:19 PM

thats a beautiful tool,i love the ss with the walnut,a great look.but dont be afraid to use it that’s what a tool is’s like people that have cars they never drive.take it for a spin-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#13 posted 10-10-2019 02:31 PM

Beautiful work! The inlay of the leaves is gorgeous :-)

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#14 posted 10-10-2019 02:44 PM

You won’t get a negative from me on this. That thing is beautiful! Welcome back!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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