New Little Good Pieces blog post: "Scrub Plane on the Cheap"

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Blog entry by TheGravedigger posted 11-18-2010 06:18 PM 1309 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There’s a new Little Good Pieces blog post: “Scrub Plane on the Cheap”. Read about how I converted a beater No. 4 to a scrub plane:

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#1 posted 11-20-2010 07:42 PM

I was intrigued to see this Robert as I’ve been thinking of doing the same thing. I have a couple of old No.4s and I already own a LN 4 1/2 smoother, so I will definitely repurpose one of the No.4s into a scrub plane.

Now if I could only figure out a way to stretch the other No.4 into a No.8, I’d be sorted.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#2 posted 11-21-2010 06:47 AM

Hmm…I had a carpenter send me after a “board stretcher” once, maybe they have one for planes???

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#3 posted 11-22-2010 06:00 AM

Any adjustable mouth can be a scrub or fore plane, just open ‘er up, camber the blade, plane away!

I find off brand #5’s all day long at antique stores, they work great as scrubs and I find them for $12-15 all the time.

-- Nate,

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