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Old 02-04-2010, 04:11 AM
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Default My first handmade wooden plane!

Not sure if this should have gone in woodworking projects as opposed to here.

I finished my first handmade hand plane today! Made it out of figured Maple and Bubinga.
Here is the blank freshly band sawn:

All the pieces:

Together, with the blade and wedge in place:

Final shape:



David Finck's book, "Making & Mastering Wood Planes" was extremely helpful in making this plane. I also bought my iron from David.
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:28 AM
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Default Re: My first handmade wooden plane!

Very Cool I'd love a set
What finish did You put on it, also what angle is the blade set at?

Great work
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Really cool! After using my HNT Gordon and really enjoying the experience of few swipes with the plane vs sanding thru a minimum of 5 different grits. I hve been thinking of making some of my own too!

Maybe in lignum V.
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Default Re: My first handmade wooden plane!

way cool
on my "to do" list in this lifetime
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Really cool! After using my HNT Gordon and really enjoying the experience of few swipes with the plane vs sanding thru a minimum of 5 different grits. I hve been thinking of making some of my own too!

Maybe in lignum V.
Can't recommend Finck's book enough if you decide to make one. Its a wealth of knowledge.
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Very Cool I'd love a set
What finish did You put on it, also what angle is the blade set at?

Great work
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Well, you are more than welcome to place an order for a set!


No finish applied yet, going to use shellac. The bed angle is 45, the blade is beveled at 30 and set bevel down.
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Love it!
Are you taking orders? How much?
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Sweet job, Scott! Great shaping on the plane. Love the new avatar too. New job?

So what would you have done differently if you were to do it again?
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Old 02-04-2010, 05:33 AM
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Love it!
Are you taking orders? How much?
Seriously? I would absolutely take orders for them. Really enjoyed making it.
Would have to give it a little thought on what I would charge...
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Sweet job, Scott! Great shaping on the plane. Love the new avatar too. New job?

So what would you have done differently if you were to do it again?
Thanks Poto!
The new avatar is my new company. Steve has taken over Mirus, along with his brother-in-law (I'm still in the same shop with them and still work with them).
Scott Meek Woodworks is my new venture as I strive to move into smaller scale, more intimate, and more creative freedom type of work. I have opened up an Etsy shop for that purpose too: Hand crafted wood furniture boxes and home by ScottMeekWoodworks
Hopefully I'll have a couple more items up for sale there yet this month.
Once I get around to it, I will be posting shops on other online hand made sites as well.

What I have done differently? Well, I need to spend some serious time getting the bandsaw into top notch shape. That would have saved me a lot of time. Now that I have one under my belt, I will be a little more patient on the next one. I was overly excited to get it done quickly. Didn't really cause any major problems, but I probably could have saved some time if I had thought my steps through a little longer.
And I don't know if I would suggest using a highly figured Maple for a first plane. It makes it tougher to smooth the bottom. Very thankful for my scrapers.
Thats all I can think of at the moment, but its late. I'm sure I'm forgetting something.
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