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I built this plane about a week ago using a hock blade and cap iron and then the plans you can purchase on the hock site and I gotta say it was a lot of fun. First off…it was less than a one day project and everynow and then its fun to work one of those in…especially in between long projects, in addition this thing cuts amazingly well…better than some very expensiuve planes i own…this is probably due to the fact that the Hock blade is better than any other blade i've seen..particularly the blade/cap iron sets for krenov style planes…no joke its 3/16" thick chatter is a non-issue. The body is made from hard maple with an oak dowell…I know its nothing too fancy but Function over form in this case…I may shape it sometime down the line but as of now i like it how it is.

I documented the build on my blog here if you want to check out the full build

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Hi. It looks like it is performing very well. I'm a big fan of Hock products….
 

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nice shavings , now you just have to form it to you hands :)

welcome onbord the crazy ship Lumberjock enjoy and have fun

Dennis
 

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Looking good.
And a nice blog.
And yes a lot of fun to put planes together I admit. Have to try one of these thick hook blades one day.
I don't understand at all why people are afraid of wooden planes, I love them more and more.
Best thoughts,
Mads
 

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ya i guess i originally thought there was no way a wooden plane could cut as well as a metal one, and then i watched this seminar on hand tools and they were explaining that the only reason they began making metal planes was for construction sites…general carpentry….the only fear with a wooden plane is that you can damage the sole…but they're easy to re-flatten and worst case scenario 10 bucks worth of wood and i can make a new plane body….
 

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I think quite basically there are something wonderful about wood against wood, and a plane that are made by the hands of the guy using it.
Best thoughts,
Mads
 

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Stellar! Very clean build. May she serve you well, Cheers, Al.
 

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I was pleasantly suprise with the ease of setting the blade with a hammer….after just a few times i'm quite good at it now….Its easy enough i would consider building a few different lengths of beds for this cap iron and blade assembly that i could swap in and out of.
 

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Yes to use a traditional wood plane is not at all difficult, and fine tuning can be learned in a day or two. But there are so many stories that they are difficult that people acually belive it…
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Next I'm looking to make a shoulder plane and some groove planes. There was a great plan for groove planes in a recent FWW which made me realize it'd be nice to have a tool for my drawer boxes that was ready to go saving me the tablesaw setup
 
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