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Constructing your own Plane or Spokeshave: Blades and Kits

Constructing your own Plane or Spokeshave: Blades and Kits

None of the planes commercially available include the blades you will find on this page. However, using these blades allows you to have an option in the personalization of your plane.

There are plans available on this site for making your own plane if you so wish, for which these blades would be ideal. Additionally, you could adapt one of plans and use it as the basis for your own design.

The blades we offer were produced in California by Ron Hock. They were developed in association with the people at James Krenov's Fine Woodworking Studio in Fort Bragg. The dimensions of the blades are: length 90 mm (3-1/2 inch) and thickness 4.8 mm (3/16 inch). When blades are as strong as these, they neither vibrate nor wobble, no matter how hard the planning job. Compared with other available blades, they are quite simply unbeatable. The blades come with a 3 mm thick chip breaker. For more on the quality of these blades go to our plane irons page.

Straight plane blades with chip breaker  for bench planes
Straight plane blades with chip breaker  for bench planes
HOCK Straight Plane Blades with chip breaker for bench planes
Blade CodePrice
Plane Blade with chip breaker 25 mm (1 inch)
Code 307603CartPrice € 43.00
Plan for Rabbet Plane 25 mm (1 inch)
Body wider than blade!
Code 307618CartPrice € 4.00
Plane Blade with chip breaker 32 mm (1-1/4")
Code 307604CartPrice € 47.00
Plan for plane 32 mm (1-1/4 inch)
Code 307612CartPrice € 4.00
Plane Blade with chip breaker 38 mm (1-1/2 inch)
Code 307605CartPrice € 51.00
Plan for plane 38 mm (1-1/2 inch)
Code 307613CartPrice € 4.00
Plane Blade with chip breaker 44 mm (1-3/4 inch)
Code 307606CartPrice € 54.00
Plan for plane 44 mm (1-3/4 inch)
Code 307614CartPrice € 4.00
Plane Blade with chip breaker 51 mm (2 inch)
Code 307607CartPrice € 57.00
No plan available for 51 mm  
HOCK Rounded Plane Blades with chip breaker
HOCK Rounded Plane Blades with chip breaker for making Scrub planes

Blade CodePrice
Rounded Plane Blade with chip breaker 32 mm (1-1/4 inch)
Code 307608CartPrice € 52.00
Plan for plane 32 mm (1-1/4 inch) with rounded blade
Code 307615CartPrice € 4.00
Rounded Plane Blade with chip breaker 38 mm (1-1/2 inch)
Code 307609CartPrice € 55.00
Plan for plane 38 mm (1-1/2 inch) with rounded blade
Code 307616CartPrice € 4.00
Rounded Plane Blade with chip breaker 44 mm (1-3/4 inch)
Code 307610CartPrice € 57.00
Plan for plane 44 mm (1-3/4 inch) with rounded blade
Code 307617CartPrice € 4.00
HOCK Blades for wooden spokeshaves
HOCK Blades for wooden spokeshaves
It is also possible to make one's own wooden spokeshave. The blades we are here offering are used on the courses on making spokeshaves run by John Guntermann und Dave Wachniki.

Large Spokeshave Blade
The cutting edge of the large spokeshave blade is 70 mm (2-3/4 inch) and its overall dimensions 113 mm (4-7/16 inch) x 16 mm (5/8 inch). The brass screws are included.
Code 307637CartPrice € 42.00

Small Spokeshave Blade
The cutting edge of the small spokeshave blade is 38 mm (1-1/2 inch) and its overall dimensions 64 mm (2-1/2 inch) x 11 mm (7/17 inch). The brass screws are included.
Code 307638CartPrice € 40.00
VERITAS Wooden Spokeshave Kit
It is a bit puzzling that, in spite of modern alternatives, traditional wooden spokeshaves are still popular tools. They all share a common weakness: depth of cut adjustment.

Normally the blades are hand forged with upturned tangs that fit into holes pierced in the body of the shave. Wedged in position, they are adjusted by tapping the ends of the tangs or the base of the blade, as required. Over the years, some clever methods have been invented to improve this otherwise haphazard process; however, they are typically not very positive, or require the use of a tool, such as a screwdriver, or that the blade be completely removed to make even a small adjustment.

Veritas has developed this kit for all those who are troubled by this problem but still use wooden spokeshaves. A tool built with this kit has a depth of cut adjustment that is simple, effective and requires no extra tool or blade removal.

Includes a 3 mm thick A2 tool steel blade, total length 100 mm, edge length 70 mm, width 18 mm, a brass wear strip, two brass lock nuts and adjustment thumbscrews, a tap, and complete instructions. You provide and shape the wood of your choice. Minimum blank size is 280 x 38 x 22 mm (11 inch x 1-1/2 inch x 7/8 inch). Basic woodworking skills required.
Enlargement
Wood not included!
Code 307952CartPrice € 45.00

Cherry Blank for VERITAS Wooden Spokeshave Kit with Blade 70 mm

Cherry blanks are available separately. With these blanks, Veritas has taken care of the tasks that require precision – cutting the blade bed, drilling the tang holes, etc. – so you can get straight to shaping the handles.

Suggested handle profiles are laser-etched on the blanks, leaving you free to follow them or define your own handle shape. The spokeshave blank is 285 x 36 x 22 mm.

Code 307962CartPrice € 17.50
Hock Shoulder Plane Kit
this Shoulder Plane Kit is precision-made from beech and bubinga for beauty, performance and durability. This easy-to-assemble kit requires only a drill (for the locator dowels), some glue and clamps, and some fine tuning and shaping to complete. The bevel-down blade is bedded at 37.5° for low-angle end-grain planing of shoulders. The high-carbon, 3/16 inch (4.8 mm) thick Tee Blade is included.
Video
Blade width 3/4 inch (19 mm)
Finished length 10 inch (254 mm)
This item we ship only within the European Union!
Code 307668CartPrice € 98.00

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