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Another Hand Plane Rehab #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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Another Hand Plane Rehab #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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My Woodworking Journey #5: Veritas Medium Router Plane - My First Premium Tool

05-07-2021 02:11 AM by Gerald Etto | 2 comments »

Since I started getting into hand tools, I’ve mostly bought used Stanley or Record panes from eBay. I got a lot of them at amazing prices, from as low as $9 for the Stanley #4 which worked beautifully. However, I noticed that some vintage / classic planes were getting really expensive, sometimes even more expensive than a Veritas or Lie Nielsen. I already had a Stanley 71 router plane, which I got in complete and proper condition. I restored it a little bit and made a nice box to hou...

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Thickness hand plane (blog)

04-29-2021 09:32 PM by mafe | 6 comments »

Thickness hand planefrom old classic wood plane. Planes again… Yes, it was the other day, when I were going though the planes, I found the one that became THE FASTEST PLANE IN THE WORLD and then this one, I simply can’t remember from where I got any of them, but they were there on one of the shelves with wooden planes and both of them were full of soul, but had some issues.This one have plenty of iron, in fact a beautiful E. A. Berg, Eskilstuna, Sweden, later known as Bahco tool. Here i...

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Soft Beeswax for Hand Plane Lube?

02-20-2021 02:55 PM by Tom | 2 comments »

I recently started a new project to make a dovetailed credenza cabinet for my home office. When flattening glued up panels, it is a nice benefit to keep the sole of the plane lubricated. Even the scraper plane works better with a bit of lubricant on the sole. I have tried several options for plane lubrication over the last several years. I used to rub on beeswax, which helps a little, but is not particularly slippery or convenient to use. In recent times, I use the Paul Sellers ...

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Aluminum body hand plane

12-11-2020 05:12 PM by Jbrud13 | 9 comments »

I own and operate a machine shop and am a hobbyist woodworker. I have been toying with the idea of designing and making a couple handplanes out of aluminum and having them hardcoat teflon anodized. Anyone think that sounds crazy? It seems like they would be a great lighweight and accurate hand plane but no one else is doing it….Any and all input would be appreciated!

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Cleaning Wooden Planes

11-14-2020 12:51 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I recently acquired 22 hand planes. They are all in need of cleaning, sharpening, and tuning. I am about halfway through the stash and shot this video on how/what I use to clean wooden hand planes. It is mainly a mixture of boiled linseed oil/turpentine to clean them and after that it is a 1:1 of BLO/Turp/Bees Wax. Takes about 20 minutes or so to fully clean up a plane well. Check out the video

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Ohio Tool Co #306 Plane Restoration

10-17-2020 03:42 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I recently picked up this OTC #306 plane from an antique store. It wasn’t it bad condition and made this restoration even easier. Check out the video.

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Restored Stanley No 8

08-31-2020 07:19 AM by carrera4s | 3 comments »

I recently restored a No 8 that I picked up a while ago. I had to make a replacement tote and thus made a matching knob as well. I used African Rosewood, quite like how they turned out. It almost make grandpa’s No 7 look small in comparison. It is the first time that I use a No 8, I could not believe how much quicker and easier it is to get a big piece of wood flat and square compared to the No 7. Or maybe I am just getting better… I cleaned everything as well as I c...

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African Rosewood, Leadwood and Maple Workbench build #1: Workbench Base Finished

06-12-2020 09:14 AM by carrera4s | 2 comments »

I am busy building a split top Roubo workbench and have recently finished the base. The base is built from some left-over African Rosewood I had, while the top will be Hard Maple. The vices and sliding deadman will be made from Leadwood. Next up is installing some retractable castors and then the DIY screw for the leg and wagon vices. Stay tuned for those updates! Here are a few pictures of the process so far. Glue-up on the laminated legs: Squaring up the legs after lamina...

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