Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Krenov-Style Wooden Planes
John Eugster was a guest instructor for a short session at my school, where he taught a class in Making a Wooden HandPlane. John had made a Krenov inspired plane for his own shop a while back, and really enjoyed it.
In fact, he presented it to a Sin City Woodworkers meeting a couple of months ago, you can read about that here. His plane was gorgeous, and received good publicity on some woodworking blogs. His obvious love for hand tool work was exhibited in this class, as he shared the finer points of plane making, adjustments, and sharpening.
Lupe's plane had an extremely comfortable shape, making it very pleasant to use. Her white oak and purpleheart composition was gorgeous!
Everyone in the class had ordered plane blades from Ron Hock, out of San Diego. If you're unfamiliar with his products, you should definitely check out his website.
Jay decided to go with a bit more heft and made a beefy scrub plane. He still had a bit more shaping and sanding to do, but you can tell from this photo that this plane is going to be a real workhorse in his tool arsenal!
Bobbie's Lacewood plane with a Maple sole was sculpted into a gorgeous profile.
I can't believe what I made!
Larry couldn't resist throwing a board in a vise and giving his plane a try, even though it still needed a little work with sanding and finishing.
As they say - the proof is in the shavings!
Nice work, everyone!