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Wooden Planes #1: Japanese Smoothing Plane Refinishing

11-04-2012 03:54 AM by Justin | 5 comments »

Ever since I first saw a Japanese hand plane I have had an interest. I purchased my first Japanese smoothing plane brand new, although the white oak plane body and grain was beautiful, it was unfinished and the blade was not sharpened square. This is the first time I have ever worked on a wood plane, so any comments or suggestions would be very appreciated. Here are some pictures of what it looked like at first: Only picture I have of it with the blade and chip breaker in is from the website of the company I purchased it from. One of the biggest problems it seems with wood planes is they can be dented, scratched, or become dirty easily. So without a dout I knew I had to ...

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