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Project by Thefarmer posted 10-25-2021 11:03 AM 694 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have just recently made this small wooden hand plane. It is my first go on this, so give me some slack in your critique.

The inspiration comes from three principal sources: James Krenov, Shakers and a pinch of Japan thrown in for good measure.

As a nod to Krenov, the material is Swedish oak.

The plane iron is from an old discarded metal file, made by excellent toolmaker Öberg & Co, active in Eskilstuna, Sweden, between 1848-1992.
Wedge crosspin made of brass.
Finishing: Carnauba wax-based oil.
Measurements: (the main body) length 210mm, height 35mm, width 32mm.

-- The Farmer, Sweden





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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 10-25-2021 12:17 PM

Looks like a good start! We have a few people around here who have made planes, and we had a plane swap last spring. There will almost certainly be another in the next year or two.

And welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Thefarmer

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#2 posted 10-25-2021 01:01 PM

Hi, Dave. Thanks!

-- The Farmer, Sweden

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awsum55

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#3 posted 10-25-2021 04:48 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. I think you will enjoy it here. I tried to go to your website and this was the message.

Warning
The request contains an invalid URL!

I’d like to see your previous work.

-- John D, OP, KS

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DevinT

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#4 posted 10-25-2021 05:15 PM

I presume you’re talking about the website in his profile …

https://craft.janmalmstrom.com/

The blue link text is as-displayed above but the address it points at is missing a colon between “https” and the remainder of the URL—he may not be aware of this, but if you click the above it looks like he has a portfolio and it is quite nice.

I think we can predict excellent things from him, and welcome, indeed!

-- Devin, SF, CA

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Peteybadboy

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#5 posted 10-25-2021 09:35 PM

Welcome to LJ.

That is a beautiful plane.

-- Petey

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Eric

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#6 posted 10-26-2021 12:02 AM

You did well on that plane.
Welcome to LJ’s looking forward to seeing some of your projects. And maybe participate in Our next Plane Swap as Dave has mentioned.

-- Eric, building the dream

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swirt

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#7 posted 10-26-2021 12:26 AM

Very nice. Welcome to LumberJocks.

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

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Thefarmer

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#8 posted 10-26-2021 04:53 AM

Hi everyone, and thanks for all the positive feedback.
Regarding the link to my craft website, I will look into why it didn’t link automatically. I just copy and paste it from the website into my profile page. But as said, I will make it work!
I will post my plane on my craft website as well.

BTW, on my craft website, I have a sort of blog (-ish) page, where I talk about tools that I use in my leatherwork. I will add tools used in woodwork here as well.
https://craft.janmalmstrom.com/who-why-and-more/

-- The Farmer, Sweden

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mafe

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#9 posted 10-27-2021 07:55 PM

Welcome.
Really nice work and plane, that’s a cool start.
When posting a hand plane, you need two more photos, to be able to get serious comments, one of the shavings and one of the sole, so we can see if you managed to get the iron placed right. ;-)
No matter what, I think it’s elegant and well made.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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mafe

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#10 posted 10-27-2021 07:58 PM

Beautiful leather work on your webpage.
I can see I have a lot to learn there.

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

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Thefarmer

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#11 posted 10-28-2021 07:57 AM

Will this do, Mads?
https://youtu.be/eTbTZQcqM-U

As you see, the plane is quite small. When making my next one, I will try to make the mouth a bit narrower.

And thanks for your nice comments regarding my leatherwork!

-- The Farmer, Sweden

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mafe

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#12 posted 10-28-2021 04:55 PM

Hi Farmer,
Yes this is real evidence. ;-)
Looks wonderful and I love that sound, thanks for the video.
Bravo!
The mouth seems quite open, but the iron is also set quite aggressive, so if you will use it for that, the mouth don’t need to be too tight and you might even want to round the iron a wee bit. (Plane nerding). If you want to make, super fine shavings, you want a tight mouth (can be added in hard wood) and a wedge that holds the blade tight in the body.
I have build a lot of small planes and love to build them, as you can experiment and don’t feel a great loss, if the plane is not doing as we wish. Also they are wonderful gifts.
It was a joy to see your leather work also, thanks.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Thefarmer

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#13 posted 10-28-2021 05:57 PM

Hi again, MADs.
Thanks for the advice.

If – or rather when – I will build my next plane, I will probably make it bigger. In that case, I will try to round the edges/corners with a small radius.

Now, when I have started with a bit of woodwork, I am trying to combine simple esthetics with one or two nice details. Here is a short video I did when I posted one of my leather projects, which perhaps will convey what I am looking for in my upcoming woodwork.

craft.janmalmstrom.com/the-pen-case-video

or this one

craft.janmalmstrom.com/the-zorro-wallet-video

-- The Farmer, Sweden

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Steve Tripp

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#14 posted 10-28-2021 09:02 PM

Very nice! That is a beauty.

-- Steve Tripp, Minneapolis, MN

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mafe

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#15 posted 10-28-2021 09:31 PM

Smooooth.
I can understand and enjoy the style.

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

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