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DPO
01-31-2017, 05:35 PM
Made these over the Xmas break. Pretty simple and work really well.

sequoia
01-31-2017, 07:46 PM
Nice work. I actually really enjoy planing off the waste on my ukes. However I use a cheap Stanley. One of these days I'm going to build as pretty a plane as those. In the meantime I use the utilitarian thumb plane. Ugly and not very efficient. On sale for $8.99 US. Does the job. Has no soul.

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DPO
01-31-2017, 07:51 PM
Nice work. I actually really enjoy planing off the waste on my ukes. However I use a cheap Stanley. One of these days I'm going to build as pretty a plane as those. In the meantime I use the utilitarian thumb plane. Ugly and not very efficient. On sale for $8.99 US. Does the job. Has no soul.

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Thanks, I was amazed at how easy they where to make and how well they performed. Mostly scrap materials, so very cost effective. :D

taylordb
02-01-2017, 12:52 AM
Nice work. I actually really enjoy planing off the waste on my ukes. However I use a cheap Stanley. One of these days I'm going to build as pretty a plane as those. In the meantime I use the utilitarian thumb plane. Ugly and not very efficient. On sale for $8.99 US. Does the job. Has no soul.

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I have 3 of those and actually love them.

photoshooter
02-01-2017, 04:11 AM
Nice job on the planes! You've got some lovely wood in your scrap bin.
Woodworking is another passion of mine. I have a handful of plane blades waiting for shop-made planes they can occupy. One of these days…
In the meantime Little Victor from Lee Valley (http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=56665&cat=1,230,41182) does an impressive job :)

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Kayak Jim
02-01-2017, 05:05 AM
What did you use for blades Dennis?

DPO
02-01-2017, 09:15 AM
What did you use for blades Dennis?

Hi Jim,
I cut up an old scraper, not as thick as tool steel and a bit soft but works as it should.

RPA_Ukuleles
02-01-2017, 10:38 AM
Just one old 10" table saw blade and a grinding disc should yield at least a dozen blades for small planes. They're usually made of decent tool steel.

There are some great videos on YouTube on heat treating and tempering steel for a cutting edge. Fairly simple and straight forward stuff.

Kayak Jim
02-01-2017, 01:58 PM
The small mujingfang plane blades are available as replacements and are HSS. Best bang for the few bucks they go for.