Category Archives: Handcrafted

Micro-simmons handplane

Micro-simmons handplane, poplar with red oak stringer.  Wide single concave bottom.  Home cookin’!

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Kindling for stoke: handplanes #22-27

   

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Poplar handplanes

The twins… one for me, one for Mike.  On the large end of the handplane spectrum, these solid poplar sleds measure in at: 21″ x 8.5″ x .75″ with single concave starting mid-length and running through the tail.

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Koa pintail handplane

Homemade handplane #13: from a block of Koa my brother brought back from Hawaii, featuring a wide single concave bottom.  This dense wood resulted in the heaviest handplane I have made yet, but it has heaps of glide… a way of pulling you along, and cleaving a line through any chop.

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A trio of paipos

From left to right, Lil’ Dipper, Naughty Pine, and the Octopaipo.  Details below… Lil’ Dipper is 29″ x 10.75″ x .75″ with 80/20 turned down rails, made of poplar.  Unridden to date.  It’s intended to be ridden in thick shorebreak barrels, where a small board can still punch through the back of a wave in...

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Flex-spoon handplane – a work in progress

My latest project, handcrafted handplane#11.  The tail has a good amount of flex, and the fin has a just a bit of flex.  It just needs a few coats of varnish and a strap, and it will be ready to go.

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handplanes

My quiver of handplanes… from left to right (bottom) Hess winged swallowtail, #1 plywood pintail, #2 plywood winged-pin, (top) #4 yellow cedar twin keel fish, #5 redwood arc tail, #6 doug fir pintail, #7 redwood arc tail.  All of the handplanes are homemade except for the Hess at bottom left.

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