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I posted these planes several years ago on a different account ,but for the benefit of the newer members i will update that post.

I have had a chance to use them on several projects and they perform very well.

They were all made from magazine articles in woodworking magazines.

I made 5 block planes ,3 smoothing planes,2 wooden prototypes and one metal one, and one spokeshave.

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Very nice Herb. That's one of the items on my to-do list.

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Herb,

Just plain beautiful! I love hand planes and have refurbished dozens of Stanley planes. I have not gotten to making my own, yet, but one day I will.

I can't tell from the photos, but what did you use as plane irons? One looks like it might have a Stanley Sweetheart marking but the photo is not clear.

If you have the construction plans and are willing to share, I would like to file them away for future use.

Regardless, they are sweet.

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Esquisite...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Well Herb. it would appear that when you have a phase, you really have a phase.

Outstanding workmanship on the planes. #3 or #4 in size? How are they when put to wood? I do have a soft spot for handplanes and spokeshaves.

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Well Herb. it would appear that when you have a phase, you really have a phase.

Outstanding workmanship on the planes. #3 or #4 in size? How are they when put to wood? I do have a soft spot for handplanes and spokeshaves.
Can I get an "Amen"?

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Herb,

Just plain beautiful! I love hand planes and have refurbished dozens of Stanley planes. I have not gotten to making my own, yet, but one day I will.

I can't tell from the photos, but what did you use as plane irons? One looks like it might have a Stanley Sweetheart marking but the photo is not clear.

If you have the construction plans and are willing to share, I would like to file them away for future use.

Regardless, they are sweet.

Bill
Yep,Stanley Sweetheart.
You have a good eye there ,Bill, I got the plane irons and chipbreakers off E-bay. also got the steel for the smoothing plane there too.

The smoothing plane is a Norris style infill plane. There are several plans and instructions on the web, The Norris was a British CO. and they made them From the late 1800's up to WWII and then converted to the war effort and went out of business shortly afterwards, I think. The blade adjustment is by tapping with a small hammer. The knurled knob was the most expensive part,it alone cost $11.00 + shipping. I did all the metalwork with a grinder a hacksaw and a file,and drilled the holes with a drill press. It took several days to complete.

The blade for the spokeshave is a Dewalt 735 dull blade. When I tried to drill it with a HSS bit it rounded the bit over. So went on line and found out to anneal it I had to heat it cherry red,( didn't say what kind of cherry). and cool it in sand or kitty litter. It took 3 tries before I got it soft enough to drill and tap. Then I had to heat it up again and quench it in oil to temper it. Seemed to work. It got hard again. Then I honed it to sharpen it.
Once you start making them you get addicted, they are really fun to make.

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Can I get an "Amen"?
several of them...

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Well Herb. it would appear that when you have a phase, you really have a phase.

Outstanding workmanship on the planes. #3 or #4 in size? How are they when put to wood? I do have a soft spot for handplanes and spokeshaves.
Bill, I am not sure what # it relates to ,is that designation size,or weight,or ??? But the plans in the magazine didn't list a #.

Yeah, I am a production guy at heart,when I start making things it is in bunches, and when I make a jig I hate to just use it once,LOL.
The reason I made the 2 wooden smoothing planes was to see if I could make the metal one. After I finished those I decided i was ready to try the steel one. Originally I was going to use brass for the side pieces and everything else but the bottom, but it was like $85. for the material. So I just used steel.

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