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Plane Making Kits

J.S. Bogdanovich Guitars offers plane making kits for both the bench plane and the compass plane. We also offer a complete plane making kit which includes both plane kits and the dvd. The plane kits contain everything you need to get started following along with the DVD. Dimensions of all components in the kits are the same as that used in the DVD. The dimensions of course may be changed to suit you purpose but it is suggested that for any dimensional changes the plans be redrawn before construction to avoid errors

The Complete Plane Making Kit - Free DVD

The Complete Plane Making Kit includes the compass plane kit, the bench plane kit, A complete set of full size color drawings for both planes, and the plane making DVD comes for FREE. The plane kits come complete with blades and breakers. The wood for the plane bodies is beech, the shoe is a suitable hardwood and the cross pin is hickory. The dimensions are the same as those used on the DVD.

Plans are also included on the disc as PDFs. The drawings are printable on any desktop inkjet printer that will print an 11'x17" sheet of tabloid paper.

This kit has everything you need to start working along with the DVD right away. Necessary equipment for plane making would include a router, band saw, table saw, and drill press. Virtually everything else can be done by hand. If constructed properly these planes can perform as well as anything you can buy. And there is nothing like the wood on wood feel of one of these hand planes. Discover how rewarding it can be to work with a plane you have made yourself.

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Compass Plane Kit

The compass plane kit contains everything necessary to construct the plane. The kit includes a beech wood block 8-1/2" x 2-3/8"x 2-1/4" for the body, a hardwood shoe 8-3/4" x 2-5/8" x 1/8" a hickory cross pin 2-9/16" x 1/2" x 1/2", a Hock Tools 8" radius blade and breaker 1-1/2" x 3-1/2", and full size color plans for the plane.

The body and shoe are quarter sawn for ultimate stability and the blade and breaker assembly has been custom made for our kits by Ron Hock. These blades and breakers are 3/16" thick to eliminate deflection and chatter. They are made of high quality high carbon steel and will hold an edge longer.

This is a project for all skill levels and can be completed in a weekend. Discover how rewarding it can be to work with a plane that you have created yourself. Compass planes are not readily available in the woodworking tool market place. If you need one, chances are you'll have to make it yourself. If constructed properly the plane will perform as well if not better than anything you have ever used.

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Bench Plane Kit

The bench plane kit everything necessary to construct the plane. The kit includes a beech wood block 11" x 2-3/8"x 2-1/4" for the body, a hardwood shoe 11-1/4" x 2-5/8" x 1/8" a hickory cross pin 2-9/16" x 1/2" x 1/2", a Hock Tools straight edge blade and breaker 1-1/2" x 3-1/2", and full size color plans for the plane.

The body and shoe are quarter sawn for ultimate stability and the blade and breaker assembly are supplied for our kits by Ron Hock. These blades and breakers are 3/16" thick to eliminate deflection and chatter. They are made of high quality high carbon steel and will hold an edge longer.

This is a project for all skill levels and can be completed in a weekend. Discover how rewarding it can be to work with a plane that you have created yourself. If constructed properly the plane will perform as well if not better than anything you have ever used.

Buy now - bench plane kit