I might finally understand the attraction to wooden planes...
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I built this plane a long time ago.... I can't say that it was a love at first swipe relationship. It was "cool" because I made it and it had a really hefty blade, but it didn't work so hot. More accurately, I didn't know how to use it. I glued up a piece of poplar poorly and as my punishment, I decided to plane it flat. After all of the hard work with the other planes, I decided to give the wooden plane another go. After our long separation time I think I finally have the beginning of the gist of how to get the blade positioned and to take some half-way decent shavings. I will definitely give it more use and see where this relationshipip goes!


I am quickly realizing that I have NO natural talent... But I am trying to fake it.

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  Re: I might finally understand the attraction to wooden planes... by titanxt (I built this plane a...)
Way to go! Keep us apprised of your journey.
Thanks,  Curt
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  Re: I might finally understand the attraction to wooden planes... by titanxt (I built this plane a...)
(09-14-2018, 04:48 PM)titanxt Wrote: I built this plane a long time ago.... I can't say that it was a love at first swipe relationship. It was "cool" because I made it and it had a really hefty blade, but it didn't work so hot. More accurately, I didn't know how to use it. I glued up a piece of poplar poorly and as my punishment, I decided to plane it flat. After all of the hard work with the other planes, I decided to give the wooden plane another go. After our long separation time I think I finally have the beginning of the gist of how to get the blade positioned and to take some half-way decent shavings. I will definitely give it more use and see where this relationshipip goes!


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I know the quality of work you do on pistols....you will certainly master wooden planes!!!!
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  Re: I might finally understand the attraction to wooden planes... by titanxt (I built this plane a...)
Very nice! It's always satisfying to get a tool in working order.

I love my wooden jack plane. I wouldn't trade it for an iron one, mostly because I prefer a lightweight jack plane. I'm still learning to adjust it properly, but it really does work well.
Steve S.
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  Re: I might finally understand the attraction to wooden planes... by titanxt (I built this plane a...)
It's a similar story for me.

I first built a wood jack plane in 2009 based on a Derek Cohen article!
I've found a flipped dozens of metal planes since then.  Metal planes, especially Stanleys, are in great demand.
Several times I tried woodies and got sort of frustrated.   But a "see the light" moment came for me when I found a plane-adjusting hammer that was just right.  It wasn't rocket science, but it did have some trial and error.

Now I almost always use a woodie smoother.  Regarding the No. 5 and No. 6 size planes, mostly I use metal ones.   I did even find today that I liked a metal one because I could rapidly switch from right-handed planing to left-handed planing, which helped me on a difficult piece of wood.

Enjoy your project,

Chris
Chris
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  Re: I might finally understand the attraction to wooden planes... by titanxt (I built this plane a...)
You should see a doctor immediately, before it gets worse! Plane fever is an insidious disease!
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