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    Making Hand Planes

    I'm pretty bored stuck inland - so I'm thinking if tinkering around with making some hand planes.

    Anyone got any tips, tricks, pointers, templates, anything like that to share?

    I've heard using Helmsmans Spar Urethane is a good choice for sealer/top coat/ waterproofing

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    Hit up some farmers markets. You can find some old ones for fairly cheap. Search some older boat yards.
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    they are more fun to make than surf I think. bodysurfing is best the less crap, handplane and fins just add overhead.

    buy some paulownia, cheap, on eBay or wherever. in the past it was $15-20 a board delivered, could make a couple planes from it. the scraps make lures or other crap. Paulownia's easy to work and lighter than most everything save balsa, but more dent resistant and I think more rot resistant. linseed oil cut 50/50 with mineral spirits, a couple coats will make it look pretty. hand loop from webbing, stainless or bronze screws with finish washers. Many woods work - tried paulownia, redwood, cedar. many shapes - short, long, swallow tail, round tail, concave bottom, can't really tell much of a difference but they do look different to the eye and pretty. For extra pretty and a contrasting "stringer" of some darker hardwood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Conway View Post
    they are more fun to make than surf I think. bodysurfing is best the less crap
    Qft

    Look up Enjoy Hand Planes - this guy out of Cardiff makes em out of scavenged boards, particle board, t shirts, etc...



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    Shit. I thought this thread was about sticking your hand out the window when you're driving really fast!!!
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    Cyrus Sutton has a quick lil video tutorial here:



    same as what Hugh said; paulownia, little fish shape, plane up the nose, put some webbing (even could use an old bike inner tube or something) and although it doesn't look like Cyrus coats it, I'm sure there's lots you could do that Hugh mentioned to make it look pretty if you're bored, which it sounds like you are...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Dunfee View Post
    Cyrus Sutton has a quick lil video tutorial here:



    same as what Hugh said; paulownia, little fish shape, plane up the nose, put some webbing (even could use an old bike inner tube or something) and although it doesn't look like Cyrus coats it, I'm sure there's lots you could do that Hugh mentioned to make it look pretty if you're bored, which it sounds like you are...

    So bored ryan, so bored. Great tips though thanks guys I'll post a picture of the eventually finished product

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Dunfee View Post
    Cyrus Sutton has a quick lil video tutorial here:



    same as what Hugh said; paulownia, little fish shape, plane up the nose, put some webbing (even could use an old bike inner tube or something) and although it doesn't look like Cyrus coats it, I'm sure there's lots you could do that Hugh mentioned to make it look pretty if you're bored, which it sounds like you are...
    I realize the whole schtick is spend a shit ton on powertools on TGR and claim you are a dirtbag but with softwoods you don't need any of that shit; and if you don't have it a decent sander and discs costs more than an (overpriced) commerical handplane. A coping saw, cheap block plane and some sand paper works. You can pick that stuff up for next to nothing.

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    just use a flip flop

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitekingsalmon View Post
    just use a flip flop
    I go with crocs when it's under waist high
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    The initial shape - nice concave and rocker from the middle up - used an old flea market find - USA 60's Craftsman Handplane and hand sanding - finishing the fine details tomorrow and beginning the strap and stain.

    No idea if this is an effective shape for hand planes though... I've never tried it before

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    looks good, these were a couple of mine. did some smaller ones too.
    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...55#post3325655

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Conway View Post
    looks good, these were a couple of mine. did some smaller ones too.
    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...55#post3325655
    Hey not bad I like those straps Hugh

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ID:	157032 first coat of spar urethane down - and one of the benefits of this Helmsmans stuff they don't mention is that it gets you high as crap if you forget to mask up

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    Newest model

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    Nice top sheet. Will you get a chance to try them out?

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