Fastest hand plane in the world!

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Project by mafe posted 04-28-2021 08:35 PM 1876 views 1 time favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Fastest hand plane in the world
can your hear the sound?

This post is simply to bring a smile.

(Updated with new pictures).

I were looking for a round over hand plane on my shelves of wooden planes and here I found this forgotten beautiful old fellow, don’t even remember where I got it from, but he spoke to me in a wonderful forgotten language of fairytales.

So I took him over to the workbench, took it apart to see if it was at any use, but found that the iron were literally worn out, like in absolutely nothing left.

Started working on another hand plane, but it was like he kept calling for my attention, so I sat down on my shop stool, looked at him and asked my self, what is he saying?

This was where I head him say; In my next life I want to be fast, like a race car, you know one of those with no roof and sexy curves…

Yes, I had to ask my self if I were going mad(s) and I were, but it does not matter, because I also believe in magic and fairytales, so I went to my drawer of nonsense and found some wheels, washers and brass screws, polished him up with some good bees wax and mounted the wheels.

Can you hear the sound?
Listen carefully!
I’m not the only one who believes in magic, if you hear it.

Hope it can be to some wonderful warm smiles on all your faces, he sure made me smile and perhaps one fine day, a grandchild will roll him across the floor and I will hear that wroooommmm has passed on to a new generation.

Big warm smile to you all,


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

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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 04-28-2021 08:54 PM

If it is madness, I think it’s a good kind of madness! Big smile!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 04-28-2021 08:58 PM

Whimsical smile here. Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Alexey Khasyanov

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#3 posted 04-28-2021 09:08 PM

Sounds like v8 twin turbo.

-- @alexey_Khasyanov

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#4 posted 04-28-2021 09:20 PM

Sorry, no smile here. I’m out and out grinning! Love the project, and love the story. You have cheered me up after a long hard day. For that, I thank you sir, and hope you have a great day.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#5 posted 04-28-2021 09:44 PM

Hahahahahahaha! LMAO! Did not expect that at all. Awesome!

-- Doug

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 04-28-2021 10:01 PM

And away he goes! That keeps us smiling!!

Cheers, my friend!!!!!!!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 04-28-2021 10:27 PM

Funny, and a great job! Great to give something another life!

-- Rich

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#8 posted 04-28-2021 11:43 PM

Now you are just getting silly:) Must be good Beer and brandy!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#9 posted 04-28-2021 11:47 PM

I like how in the first photo it looks like it has shavings coming out of the back end, like from some out-of-view tail-pipe. Which is absolutely apropos, as the “exhaust” from hand planes is surely shavings. Excellent camera work ;D

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#10 posted 04-29-2021 12:19 AM


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 04-29-2021 12:31 AM

I like your fuel for driving that vehicle,

just don’t get pinged for DUI.

I like how in the first photo it looks like it has shavings coming out of the back end..
- DevinT

To me it looks like a chariot driver watching his iPad.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#12 posted 04-29-2021 12:32 AM

Very interesting and there’s no shame in bringing joy to wood working, we need more of it. ;-]]]]

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#13 posted 04-29-2021 12:43 AM

Very cute. Big smile here.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#14 posted 04-29-2021 01:44 AM

Just looking at the pictures, I thought you had come up with a clever new way to thickness boards.

-- At some point in your life you will use everyone of your tools as a hammer.

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#15 posted 04-29-2021 01:47 AM

its been a long time since I’ve had a moment to smile….virus… politics..too many things to worry.


-- Al,Midwest -To thine own self be true

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