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Successfully ruined a good plane because I'm a weeb...

I made this wooden plane a while ago and I mainly use to just rough things out (like a fore plane) before switch to my nice plane. I had made it with a very short "nose" because I didn't want my hand to accidentally knock out the wedge when using it. I was looking at it yesterday and then thought to myself "Hey what if I just drill another hole in it, then I could have both a European style plane and a Japanese style plane!" I didn't really think it through long enough because I forgot that the shavings have to go somewhere and now I have to clean it out like every three passes... I also drilled the hole it the wrong spot so I need a second wedge. But technically it now works both ways! The idea was solid but my execution was way off, I'm sure that I can find a way to make this work if I really think about but I should just make separate plane instead.
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To rough things out, I feel you need two strong handles. Roughing out requires a lot of push power even with a sharp blade. The handles should be comfortable. No need to make planing any more difficult than it has to be.

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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The blade should also be more centered in the plane. That one is too close to the back.
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To rough things out, I feel you need two strong handles. Roughing out requires a lot of push power even with a sharp blade. The handles should be comfortable. No need to make planing any more difficult than it has to be.

Oh don't worry I have an actual fore plane (You can see the knob of it in one of the pictures) that's nice and easy to work with. This is the plane that I use for smaller things and mainly softwood anyway.

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The blade should also be more centered in the plane. That one is too close to the back.


I'll keep that in mind for the next one I make.

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