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Project by Billp posted 09-20-2011 02:31 AM 2818 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Krenov smoothing plane, computer laptop holder, jessem router lift, Incra LS positioner,and a coping sled. The only plane I had was a cheap block plane. I bought the book Making and Mastering Wood Planes by David Finck and also bought his blade and chip breaker. Wow does this plane work great I am getting shaving .001 and .002 thick think I will make a few more. Just saw the computer holder but don’t remember who made it but thanks. Recently installed the router lift and Incra positioner can’t say enough about both of them.PS. The plane is made out of Black Locus. ps. I used my old router plate to make my coping sled.

-- Billp

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#1 posted 09-20-2011 02:34 AM

beautiful plane

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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#2 posted 09-20-2011 03:22 AM

Love the plane. Is the laptop holder the same one that was in Popular Woodworking?

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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David Grimes

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#3 posted 09-20-2011 03:34 AM

And all 5 are winners ! Congrats and good job.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#4 posted 09-20-2011 06:03 AM

Very nice indeed! I have a Krenov style block, #4 and #7. Next is a #5 with a scrub blade and a regular blade. These planes work so well!


-- Doug, Carrollton, TX.

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#5 posted 09-20-2011 01:22 PM

Well done! I like it.

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 09-20-2011 02:33 PM

Very good, Bill.

It sure is rewarding to get shavings like that out of a homemade plane, isn’t it.

And the sound of the shavings being made is music to my ears!

Looks like a great router setup.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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Don W

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#7 posted 09-20-2011 03:27 PM

Nice plane. That’s a great book. Its helped me make a couple and it certainly improved my “plane” skills.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#8 posted 09-20-2011 06:59 PM

Busy Boy.
Good for you, all kinds of new stuff.

Love the plane. Hate Black Locus, the tree (weed) that is. I just cleaned up a bunch of it from the storms we have had. It is a nasty plant. But I guess I should have kept some wood. Did not know that it was so useful.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 09-20-2011 09:03 PM

A great looking plane Bill!

I also like the rest of your toys.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#10 posted 09-21-2011 02:28 AM

Nice looking projects. I especially like the plane. Nothing feels better in your hand than a good home made tool. When it fits your own hand it makes it much more of a pleasure to use.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#11 posted 09-21-2011 09:22 PM

Tomcat1066 I got the idea for the lap top desk from mrksiddiqui I think he got it from popular woodworking.

-- Billp

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#12 posted 09-22-2011 12:10 PM

Cool. FWIW, I like it :)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#13 posted 10-16-2011 01:48 AM

I love that plane.
Best thoughts,

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

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