Another Hand Plane Rehab

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Blog series by HokieKen updated 09-27-2021 01:41 PM 5 parts 5292 reads 99 comments total

Part 1: A Twisted Sole and a Crooked Frog

05-24-2021 01:56 PM by HokieKen | 31 comments »

We’re well into 2021 and I haven’t done any blog entries for the year so here we go :-) I try to force myself to do a series each year as a way of giving back to the community a little. I have been working on refreshing my recently obtained Millers Falls #24 jointer plane and it’s proving a bit of a challenge so I thought it might make a good subject. Luckily I had this thought early enough to take some pictures rather than after I was finished which is typical of me̷...

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Part 2: Sandpaper is Good for the Sole

06-01-2021 04:00 PM by HokieKen | 15 comments »

Last time I had straightened my frog fit out and had a fit with the body that I was happy with. Normally my process is to paint the main body next but I was already mixing up my method so I figured what the hell, might as well go ahead and finish the flattening first on this one. I had already sandblasted the plane before I decided to go back to work on it so don’t think I switched planes and didn’t tell ya ;-) I went ahead and cross-hatched the sole again with a Sharpie an...

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Part 3: Look - I Used a New Body Paint

06-06-2021 05:22 PM by HokieKen | 16 comments »

Well, I said I probably wouldn’t blog about painting this one since I covered my process pretty thoroughly in this old blog entry. However, I did some things differently this time around and thought it warranted a quick entry to document. I decided to take some cues from Sansoo22's process since he does such a great job on his planes. I had planned to bake my plane the way he does but then decided against that since it’s too big for my shop oven and I didn’t want my wif...

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Part 4: Some Hardware Stuff

09-13-2021 01:26 PM by HokieKen | 20 comments »

Man, it’s been a while! I’ve had so little shop time lately and none of it has been unspoken for, so rehabbing this plane hasn’t been on the agenda. But, I had a couple of hours yesterday and I started to clean and straighten the shop up. The bench grinder that I use for wire brushing and buffing was sitting out and I was about to put it up. Then the little cup that was holding all the hardware for this plane caught my eye… So I figured it made sense to do a little...

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Part 5: Tote Repair

09-27-2021 01:41 PM by HokieKen | 17 comments »

I fully intended to do the tote repair and the refinishing of the tote and knob in one post but shop time has been scarce so I’m going to just go ahead and cover the repair of the broken horn on the tote and circle back with another entry when I get the finishing done. Looking at the before picture of this plane, we can see that the tote has suffered a grievous injury. So let’s do a little surgery :-) First thing I did was to use a fine belt on my belt grinder and remove ...

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