458 Building A Hock Shoulder Plane

May 20, 2011

Maybe I’m getting a little kit crazy, but I’ve built my second hand plane from a kit and I’m loving it. In today’s episode I’m showing off my new Hock Shoulder Plane that I built a few weeks ago.

It’s a great way to spend some time in the shop and have something you’ll use over and over on a variety of projects. And on top of it, it wasn’t very difficult. The instructions are easy to follow and everything you need to complete it (except the glue) is included. It’s a great project for woodworkers of all experience levels.

Available at Highland Woodworking or through Hock Tools directly.

Other kits and items mentioned in today’s show:
Hock Krenov Style Handplane Kit
Wood Planes and How to Make Them
Veritas Wooden Spokeshave Hardware Kit
Wenzloff and Sons Sawkits
Brese Plane Kits (no longer available)

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  1. Marilyn says:

    Excellent video. I just build the regular plane. I love your video work here, I could really see what you were doing.

    • Matt says:

      Thank you! I’m hoping to build the Krenov smoother sometime later this year also. Should be interesting.

  2. Michael says:

    Just checked Brese Planes and he has halted taking new orders on their plane kits. Wonder if they go a bump in orders from your podcasts Matt.

  3. Vic Hubbard says:

    After getting the smoother from Scott Meek, I’m definitely planning on a couple (at least) wood bodied planes. They are a different animal..This one I bought take an amazingly thin shaving and it has a completely different feel from my metal bodied planes.

    • Matt says:

      Be careful Vic, wooden hand planes are addictive. I think it’s the feedback you get while using them, you know when it’s going well because you can feel it.

  4. Jim Brennan says:

    Hi Matt
    I enjoyed this video. I have just finished a hock krenov style plane, having bought the hock iron and chip breaker from Lee Valley,.

    Using a purple heart middle and hard maple sides. I relied on the old David Marks video for design and set up set up. I did not use dowels for alignment but sequentially glued up the pieces so I didn’t have to worry about relative movement of the 4 body parts

    The plane looks beautiful, and works amazingly well. Where else can you get a tool like this for under $55 including all wood and materials, and taxes

    I am inspired now to make a plane from this hock shoulder blade too

    Thanks for the boatworks link, I am starting on the floor today

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