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Tools #2: My First Wood Bodied Plane!

04-08-2018 11:27 PM by ElroyD | 3 comments »

I found my first wood bodied plane, picked up today at a Whitehall, NY antiques store for about $16. There is some cracking in the body, but the sole looks good (maybe a very slight twist that can be flattened). The mouth isn’t overly chipped or broken. The tote fell off when I picked it up the second time to look at it, but that’s easily fixed (and allowed me a peek inside to see the manufacturing process). The maker’s stamps on the toe read “Eayrs & Co. Makers Na...

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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #22: A Problem-child Stanley Transitional #26

02-09-2014 05:33 PM by Brad | 6 comments »

While meandering through an antique store, something toolish and vintage wooed me into a stall. It was a Stanley #26 transitional jack plane. Not that there’s anything remarkable about them. But what set this one apart was its just-came-off-the-assembly-line looks. Even the tote and knob were intact with but one chip to show for its long life. Here’s what I brought home, $20.00 the poorer for it. It had no checks. And the Stanley logo dates it c. 1909-1912. So it fits rig...

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Yet another Handplane Restoration blog #2: FINALLY! a use for a buck bros plane... electrolysis on #6

05-17-2012 04:24 PM by John | 3 comments »

and I thought my POS Buck Brothers plane was worthless… NOPE! it’s an awesome anode! evaporust was not as wonderful as i’d hoped (probably not enough prep by me); trying electrolysis. i think i read that this should be done at 6 amps, my choices are 2 (trickle) and 10 (fast) so i’m going with 2. might take longer, but what the heck…

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refurbishing old tools #16: A Tune-up on a Fore Plane

04-15-2012 09:49 PM by Dave | 35 comments »

As most of you guys know I love my wood planes. I try to keep them in razor sharp condition at all times. They are a bit more needy than a metal plane. The sole doesn’t rust but is made of wood and it has a tendency to move. I don’t have any big projects sitting on the bench and had a half an afternoon. I grabbed one of my fore (some call it a jack) planes and tuned it up. You will first see the removal of the wedge. You can hit the plane on the top of the toe or heel. After the w...

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Hand Tool Tips #1: Beveling An Edge

04-28-2010 09:47 PM by ShannonRogers | 3 comments »

I hate cutting bevels on my table saw. No matter what I do I get significant burning that has to be cleaned up, setting the blade and resetting to square adds time, and it can be very unsafe if not done properly. When I have limited bevel work to be done, I turn to my hand planes. This is the topic of my first hand tool tip episode.

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A trip to Lie Nielsen...

08-11-2008 08:29 AM by ShannonRogers | 13 comments »

The following is excerpted from my blog, The Renaissance Woodworker. I hope you enjoy it. We had less than perfect weather this year in Maine and while it made for bad kayaking and sun bathing, it was great for a pilgrimage to Warren, ME. Just up the road from the world famous Moody's diner you see that telltale red roof come into view. When you first step through the door into the showroom, you cannot help but take a deep breath and sigh. It is a beautiful showroom done in all h...

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