Hand planing thin wood

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Re: Hand planing thin wood

Postby Dick Hutchings » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:05 pm

I've done it a time or two :lol:
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Re: Hand planing thin wood

Postby Matthew Lau » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:57 am

Hey OP,

Get it to work yet?

I'm going to get back to guitar building too...which means thicknessing by hand since I don't own a thickess sander or a drill press with adjustable table lift (Walker Turner, it's HEAVY).

I plan to make some Chinese style handplanes for doing the thicknessing with a Hock blade and maple...the Chinese planes allow pushing and pulling fairly comfortably, and are less fussy than Japanese planes. The HNT Gordon and mujingfang planes are good examples.

For workholding, I will use holdfasts and a price of wood overtop.
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Re: Hand planing thin wood

Postby Dick Hutchings » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:28 pm

Well, since I started this thread, a lot has changed. Screw the hand tools, I bought a bandsaw and a Supermax 19-38 drum sander. Got the sander on sale while it was out of stock and now it's 150.00 more. Yay for me. But I'm still waiting for it.
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Re: Hand planing thin wood

Postby Matthew Lau » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:14 pm

Dude! Great sander.

I envy you. I'm hoping to make some planes for thicknessing.
http://myplace.frontier.com/~nostberg/c ... /step5.htm

Except mine will be chinese style (pull and push okay)
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