Purpleheart Wooden Plane

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Project by 12strings posted 11-16-2011 10:45 PM 1885 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this plane before I really knew about how planes worked, (all i had was a block plane at the time). I made a few design errors such as putting the blade too far back, so that I don’t really get the advantage of the length like I wanted to. But I use it for quick removal of wood, and for that it works very well. the body is purpleheart, from turning blanks I bought at Woodcraft. The Tote is some scrap wood from an old sandbox that sat outside for years…I’m not sure what it is, but it’s hard. the knob I carved from a 2×4. I had some purplish stain lying around that I used on the handles, so it almost looks like they match now.

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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#1 posted 11-17-2011 02:28 AM

Good job, it ’s cool to work with a tool you made yourself. The next one you make will be better. Heck if I had a nickel for ever mistake I would be able to afford a Lie Nielsen plane

-- Billp

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#2 posted 11-17-2011 05:35 AM

Regardless of the problems it looks nice and is still useful. I remember seeing one like this being built on a wood working show. I’ve always wanted to make one myself. Someday I will.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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