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#1 Greg W

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:37 AM

Well, I've been using google+ to tell this story but it seems to be dwindling in popularity. So I'll put it here.

I bought David Finck's book on plane-making and am almost done with my first one. Made of walnut that a friend harvested from the tree fall of a huge ice storm back in 2007.

I first wedges the iron I last night and tried it out. It made shavings so that's encouraging.

Photos to follow.

#2 kyleheon

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:39 PM

Looking forward to this. I too want to make some planes of my own.

Update: Just ordered the book you mentioned, thanks for that!

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:52 AM

I am sort of still in the process of making a block plane and a smoother myself. By that I mean they work but I haven't shaped them to their final form. I've been using the heck out of the block plane already even though there's sharp edges and dowels sticking out all over the place :lol: It was a pretty funny moment to use the still-rough-cut block plane to start flattening the bottom of the smoother.

#4 Greg W

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:05 PM

OK, can't seem to embed an image from picasaweb.google.com. Stand by.

Update: OK, I'm just too lazy to bother. I'm spoiled by Facebook. Here's a link to it.

https://lh5.googleus...44/IMG_2436.JPG
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#5 jimmykx250

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:24 AM

I found the plans for that plane online a few years back! I even ought the wood just havent bought the iron! Where did you get the iron? Are you happy with the finished product? Sure looks nice!

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:15 PM

Where did you get the iron?


you can get planes from hock http://www.hocktools.com/PI.htm or finck http://www.davidfinc.../planeirons.htm

#7 Greg W

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:42 AM

I bought my iron from David Finck off his website. It's a hard steel and so takes a bit of time to sharpen but it cuts well. I have yet to resharpen it.





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