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Project by artsyfartsy posted 05-12-2020 10:20 PM 1675 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished my latest project. I made a hand plane using a frog from a Stanley no. 26 Type 10 transitional plane. I used plans from Wood Magazine, 2015 to help shape this piece. However I strayed a bit from the plans trying a few different things, such as the two tone toe and heal for one. The wood I used was Cherry, Black Walnut and Red Oak was used for the sole. It was a fun project and helped with building some of my skills such as using a spoke shave, and using several different sizes of chisels and lots and lots of hand sanding. I gave the piece two coats of Danish Oil and finished it off with two coats of lacquer. Even though it cuts great, I probably won’t use it and will shelve this so I can just look at it. Thanks for looking.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 05-12-2020 10:29 PM

Awesome project. I’m voting for Top 3 on this one!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 05-12-2020 11:10 PM

man that is a sweet looking plane,beautiful work.

-- 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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#3 posted 05-12-2020 11:35 PM

That is a fine looking plane!! I agree it is something to be admired even if it does work well.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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#4 posted 05-13-2020 12:18 AM

Dang, Don, that is sweet. You did an awesome job. But you really should take it down and use it once in a while.

-- Mike - Ocala, FL

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#5 posted 05-13-2020 12:44 AM

Nice work, great looking plane. It would be a shame to not use it occasionally, it’ll add to the joy of your successful build.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 05-13-2020 12:48 AM

Nice!

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, Doom, despair, agony on me… - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#7 posted 05-13-2020 01:49 AM

Beautiful. Use it and enjoy it. Setting a tool aside to be ogled at is an insult to the tool ;)

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#8 posted 05-13-2020 07:08 AM

I’ve been led to believe this could become addicting. Looks nice, if it cuts a fine curl, you’ve won. Congrats on making such a nice looking plane.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 05-13-2020 10:14 PM

Excellent plane, very beautiful.

Chris

-- Give a someone a piece of wood, they'll make fire. Teach them to work with wood and they'll buy saws, hammers,planners, chisels, and more.

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#10 posted 05-14-2020 01:14 PM

Thanks Guys, I really had fun making this plane. And, getting kudos from you guys makes it even better.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#11 posted 05-14-2020 01:16 PM



Beautiful. Use it and enjoy it. Setting a tool aside to be ogled at is an insult to the tool ;)
- swirt

+1

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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#12 posted 05-14-2020 11:49 PM

Very nice. I made a couple like this a few years ago. Fun projects.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#13 posted 05-15-2020 01:17 PM

Thanks Don, coming from you, the “expert” is a great compliment.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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