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Old 05-06-2011, 07:50 PM
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Default Plywood plane

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Cool!!!

Oh, and I LOVE the banner pic...
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:23 PM
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Nice - I think I've seen that plane somewhere...

I love the striped effect you get from the plywood. Very imaginative approach, Randy!
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:19 PM
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Nice - I think I've seen that plane somewhere...

I love the striped effect you get from the plywood. Very imaginative approach, Randy!
I am the recipient of the first ply plane as pictured on Randy's blog. It is a really wonderful little plane and so far has worked extremely well on jatoba, white oak, cherry, walnut and pine. Randy had it set it up to use an inch and a half blade that I had from Ron Hock. It is bevel down plane set at 47 1/2 degrees. As you can see there is no adjuster but it is a breeze to get the blade to the correct depth. My sole issue that mattered was that I had my left hand mostly on the top part of the front but let my thumb ride on the side wall inside of the plane. Because the side walls were so sharp, I was cutting my thumb. However it is a very easy fix by just slightly rounding over the top of the side walls. I have not used it nearly enough to give a real test but so far the weight is good and the plywood should remain very stable. In addition the ebony sole is nice and tough and should handle any use I throw at it.

All in all, I would say that it is a really good little plane and I am very much looking forward to giving it an extensive trial.

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Yup. I love those little gee whiz what if projects. And if you want to know about a plane, Fred basically has more than God, so he's a pretty decent analyst.
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:53 AM
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Good plywood is better than the natural stuff stability-wise.
Why not make a plane with it?
Nice job Randy.
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Very creative! Great website Randy.
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That's a great idea, Randy! These would make great worksite planes; great performance, but not so beautiful that you couldn't bear to see an occasional ding. :sign0173:
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That's a great idea, Randy! These would make great worksite planes; great performance, but not so beautiful that you couldn't bear to see an occasional ding. :sign0173:
Alex,

They would also be great out on the worksite as they are so stable you would have very little issue with wood movement.

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Old 05-10-2011, 02:34 AM
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Cool Mr Weber!!
Stability is one of the issues that has put me off Japanese hand planes. With The wet season followed by the humid summers here, wooden planes need constant checking, and possible tweaking. That's the thing about Japanese planes.. The irons are second to none, but for me the dai is a pain in the arse
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