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    Just made my first plane

    Hi there.
    Today I was in one of those odd moods that one feels like doing something but not knowing what to do and not feeling in the right frame of mind to continue any of the projects I'm working on for fear of spoiling them.

    So I decided to make a wooden plane with a blade I bought about a year ago.
    To be honest, I've been surprised how simple it is, I've used the sandwich method favoured by JK and I must say that I didn't expect such good results at the first try.

    Just follow the pics and tell me your comments.
    Thanks for looking.
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    Best regards,
    Toni

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    Wow Toni, from the look of those curlies, the new plane obviously works very nicely. Great job.
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    Thanks Vaughn, I was so happy that I went bersek and just planed down a piece of wood until I couldn't hold it on the vise, I made so many shavings that they almost covered my feet. I was like a catharsis, whisssp, whissssp,whissssp.
    It sung like the best tuned violin.
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    Best regards,
    Toni

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    Wow Toni, you got one on me!

    I've been wanting to have a go at one of them, but you have done it, and from the looks of it, you have done it well!

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    Toni

    Well done. It looks like a very comfortable plane to use.

    Terry

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    Good job! That's a project I want to do too! Glad to hear it's not as difficult as it looks!

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    Gee, you made it look easy too!

    Gonna have to try this.
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    That's really nice Toni. I've had the itch to do something like that....one of these days!
    Got Wood?

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    Very nice, Toni. I took the liberty of copying your pics and will print them for reference. What type of final finish are you going to put on it?

    Sure looks like it works well....

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    Toni,

    Great job. It's such a good looking plane. Should come in very handy. I think this is a project that all woodworkers should give a try. I agree that it really isn't that hard. It gives a good sense of accomplishment when completed. You've gotta love the whisspy shavings. Keep up the good work.
    Lee Laird
    Austin TX

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