Krenov Style Jointer Plane

Krenov jointer plane

This is the second hand plane I made. See Planemaking for some of the other planes I’ve made.

I needed a plane to flatten my workbench, so I tried making a Krenov-style jointer plane with a brass cross pin. The pin is 5/16", which is the largest size I could find at my local hardware store. The blade is a 1-3/4" Hock blade for a Krenov-style plane. The whole plane is made from hackberry I cut down in my yard.

The plane “works,” but the blade is too narrow and there’s no tote, which I found a real bother. My hands slid all over the place as I tried to use it. To address these problems, I built Jointer Plane 2.0.

Daddy,  Can We Play in the Workshop?

If hand tool woodworking is your passion, you may enjoy my children's book, Daddy, Can We Play in the Workshop?