Hand Planes

nowayout

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I bought a cheapie one and having blast with it. What are some of your favorites around here? Any benefit in buying one of those expensive ones?
 

rgruber

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I got one from a forum member here, Brownfish, several years ago and I love it. Don't think he's doing them anymore but they are made of light Pulwania wood and have a great handle system.

Is it worth it? I don't know, it's beautiful and gives me joy anytime I use it. Not sure you can want more than that out of something.
 
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silentbutdeadly

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I got one from a forum member here, Brownfish, several years ago and I love it. Don't think he's doing them anymore but they are made of light Pulwania wood and have a great handle system.

Is it worth it? I don't know, it's beautiful and gives me joy anytime I use it. Not sure you can want more than that out of something.
I have a brownfish plane and it's great for all the reasons listed above. My son and I made this one and it works great as well.
 

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laidback

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I would think making your own is the way to go.
Just need something to push on with a good strap
 

PRCD

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I'm thinking of making one with some 5/8" plywood. Can anyone give me a quick tutorial on dims and how to carve out an even and symmetrical concave? I can handle the glassing.
 

kidfury

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Also, Sole handplanes are very good.

The miniboogies are super fun. I use the 662 one.
 
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