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37° Block Plane - Through a mirror, darkly

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Project by Mark Kornell posted 10-21-2013 05:25 AM 2966 views 6 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Created for the LJ 2013 Plane Swap. Recipient was GMatheson.

Body made from jatoba and beech, with an ipê sole and walnut wedge. Finished with tung oil. The iron is from Nice Ash, 1.5” wide and 1/4” thick.

My initial plan called for a crosspin, per normal Krenovian plane construction. I decided to go with a more traditional eared mouth to create more room. It seemed to work out well.

I always do a plan when making a plane, to work out shaping details, placement of the mouth, etc. Very easy to do, and it is cool to see if the end result looks anything like the original vision. In this case, pretty much so :-)

Hope you like it, Greg!

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design





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Vince

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#1 posted 10-21-2013 06:45 AM

Beautiful job

-- Vince

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#2 posted 10-21-2013 10:46 AM

Another beautiful example.

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

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#3 posted 10-21-2013 11:42 AM

Excellently done, Mark. I’m going to have to try a traditional construction with the eared mouth one of these days.

-- https://www.jtplaneworks.com - In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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#4 posted 10-21-2013 12:10 PM

Beautiful work Mark!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#5 posted 10-21-2013 12:40 PM

Nice Block Mark, looks like it is a pleasure to hold and use.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#6 posted 10-21-2013 12:42 PM

You had fun with the wood. I dig that wedge. Nice job.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 10-21-2013 01:31 PM

beautiful looking plane.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 10-21-2013 02:11 PM

Beautiful Mark. I like the kind of fade thing going on in the stripe pattern from one side to the other. Looks like a real comfortable user!

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 10-21-2013 02:17 PM

This is a wonderful plane and would make a nice addition to anyone’s collection.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#10 posted 10-21-2013 02:23 PM

Very nice, Mark! Looks comfy to use all day.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#11 posted 10-21-2013 02:42 PM

No surprise that yours came out nice, with all the beautiful planes you’ve made already! Good stuff.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#12 posted 10-21-2013 03:01 PM

Really nice work, I bet it works well.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#13 posted 10-21-2013 03:03 PM

It’s a great plane Mark. Best looking tool I own now, loving the racing stripes. Just to let everyone know, it is as comfortable to use as it looks. Just the right size that it can be used with one hand or two. Thanks Mark and hopefully you can get the paper weight I sent you working again.

-- Greg in Ontario, Canada

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#14 posted 10-21-2013 03:35 PM

That’s a neat little plane. The crosspin-free wedge is impressive and the shaping looks great.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#15 posted 10-21-2013 06:08 PM

WOW that is a nice plane!

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