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    Default Plan for a bollow plane

    Hey there!

    I am searching for a construction drawing to make my own bollow plane!
    Does anybody have some for me?!

    Thanks in advance and best regards,
    Olaf

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    Default Re: Plan for a bollow plane

    Hollow perhaps?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: Plan for a bollow plane

    Yes, that could be :-)
    I need it to shape the blade of oars.

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    Default Re: Plan for a bollow plane

    Crown PLane in Portland offers a nice compass plane that would be suitable.
    http://www.crownplane.com/catalog.html


    Japan Woodworker has one, too.



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    Default Re: Plan for a bollow plane

    I found an old wooden flat plane (coffin), shaped the bottom hollow and ground the blade to fit the bottom. Old wooden planes are very common and inexpensive. Good luck with the oars, it's a fun project.

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    Default Re: Plan for a bollow plane

    ^ What he said. I have done that to make a spar plane. Use a round lump of wood and sand paper to finish the sole to the correct radius hollow after roughing out with a gouge.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Plan for a bollow plane

    I have made a few planes for odd projects,I hope the images will be of use to you.The geometry is similar to a full size plane since it is so well proven and a small plane will fit into a small space much better than a large plane ever will.






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    Default Re: Plan for a bollow plane





    This one has a glued up body. It was made for a specific job. Fairly simple to do.

    Yes, I embellish everything I own or make.

    Peace,
    Robert

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    Default Re: Plan for a bollow plane

    Years ago Bob Smalser posted that plane project. Wooden coffin smoother to oar making. Running the plane diagonally across the table saw blade to shape the sole was scary but worked. Mine works on ash but the iron still needs work.

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    Default Re: Plan for a bollow plane

    Bollow planes have a sole that is curved in two directions and is used to make the hollow in oar blades. I made a drawing for a bollow plane which I used to build the plane but I never finished it. The PDF can be found here: http://public.randysboatshop.com/Bollow_Plane.pdf

    Randy


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    Default Re: Plan for a bollow plane

    Well, one lives and learns. I have one made from a woody block compass plane. Now I know what to call it.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Plan for a bollow plane

    We had to make one as a First Year piece in boat building college, before making an oar (just the one !). Dimensions were pretty similar to RLT's.

    If you plan to use a block plane blade, that gives you the overall general dimensions. Then decide what radius you want on the blade and finally what fore and aft radius on the sole. The rest more or less follows from there; you have the freedom within the above constraints to make the block so that it is comfortable to your hand.
    Nick

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