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If anyone has any info on this Plane, please help

03-30-2019 04:28 PM by Bigmikeyg | 8 comments »

Hi guys and gals, I just recently acquired this beautiful wooden plane but there are no markings anywhere on the wood, brass, or blade. I am planning on sharpening it up and using it but first I would like a little info on it and possibly its value. That won’t change the fact that I will be using it, but I may be a little, shall we say, less aggressive, with it if it’s valuable… I love the dovetailed brass on the bottom. Please see pictures.

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Handtool Basics #6: History of the Western Handplane

01-18-2019 04:53 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 4 comments »

In this video I looked at a few popular hand planes in my collection and through history to show the development of the hand plane from the second century AD through the modern era. In my collection are the Sandusky model 13, Stanley Bedrock number 5, Stanley Handyman Number 5 (British Stanley), Lie Nielsen Number 5 1/2, and the RALI 260 Evolution N. I also looked at the Goomanham plane, Stanley Bailey Patent Planes, and the transitional plane Please let me know if there are any impo...

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Stanley No 120 Restoration

10-29-2018 04:58 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Restored a stanley no 120 using the sand blast cabinet. I was amazed at how clean the brass screw came after polishing. Not sure if the cap is correct though, if so please leave a comment. Thanks! View on YouTube

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How to dimension lumber with handtools #3: Reference Edge

09-13-2018 01:48 PM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

Now that the reference face is established we move on to the reference edge. I first visualize the low and high spots and using my jack plane begin to bring down the high spots to meet the low spots. Once the edge is fairly flat, I check for flatness using my reference. Once flat, I turn my attention to assuring I have a 90 degree edge. Using a combination of the jack plane, jointers plane and smoothing plane I fine tune the edge until it is flat and square to the reference face. I mark the e...

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How to dimension lumber with handtools #1: Tools

09-10-2018 01:38 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

I started a new video series tonight on how to dimension lumber using only hand tools. I am currently woking on building a treadle lathe and have been busy dimensioning all the components for the project. The tools I am currently using are the Stanley Sweetheart #4, Stanley #62 low angle jack plane, Stanley Bailey #7, A square, Stanley marking knife, Wood river marking gauge and 3 foot long measuring stick. It is a little slow but a good work-out. My shaving pile his about a foot tall now. ...

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Tuning Up (Kind of Restoring) A Stanley Hand Plane

05-10-2018 12:48 AM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I picked up this old no. 4 hand plane recently and thought I would show how I tune up an old plane and get it ready for use in my shop. I know there are a lot of different methods and ways to restore a plane so I thought I would share how I do it. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV0DfQRPxIs

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Butterfly Spline inlay on a Kanna Dai

02-19-2018 03:24 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 1 comment »

This is a repair that is often done when a Kanna has a split or check in the wood. Rather than simply filling it with epoxy and/or superglue, it is way better to use a mechanical connection to repair the crack and ensure that it doesn’t expand or get worse in the following years. View on YouTube The key for these (literally) is to make the spline as strong as possible, and to ensure that it stays put, it does need to be glued in place. The maker of this dai is a gentleman named J...

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Sharpening Round Plane Irons

01-09-2018 08:47 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 3 comments »

I go over how easy it is to sharpen round handplane irons. Subscribe and hit that like button.

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Restoration of an Infill Plane

09-29-2017 02:28 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 0 comments »

View on YouTube I had gotten this plane off of ebay initially. The seller is actually selling her father’s antique collection, sadly he passed away at a young age from cancer and has left her his collection. I decided to restore the plane and give her a little video of it so she could see what was being done with the tool. I didn’t want this tool to just sit on a shelf so I decided to give it a proper repair and put it to work. The blade is a bit narrow for the body but that&...

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Looking at a Challenge Jointer Plane

08-31-2017 05:44 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 2 comments »

The video is here https://youtu.be/iKMRu4B2D_k This plane recently came into my possession and I found it to be petty unique and cool. When I first got it I didn’t realize how rare they are, and if you’re a tool collector you will probably know what I’m talking about. Just did a little video showing the design (neat looking but very poorly thought out), thought some of you folks who are into neat vintage tools would enjoy seeing it. Enjoy!

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