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Another Hand Plane Rehab #5: Tote Repair

09-27-2021 01:41 PM by HokieKen | 17 comments »

I fully intended to do the tote repair and the refinishing of the tote and knob in one post but shop time has been scarce so I’m going to just go ahead and cover the repair of the broken horn on the tote and circle back with another entry when I get the finishing done. Looking at the before picture of this plane, we can see that the tote has suffered a grievous injury. So let’s do a little surgery :-) First thing I did was to use a fine belt on my belt grinder and remove ...

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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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Re-creating Permaloid Totes and Knobs #1: Part 1

03-23-2020 02:53 PM by poopiekat | 31 comments »

The public’s fascination with space-age materials in the 1950’s gave rise to the use of so-called ‘Permaloid’ as an alternative material for tool handles of every description. I’ve heard rumors of Millers Falls using this material for plane totes and knobs, but never actually saw one except for pics in eBay. But the grand-daddy of them all had to be the ‘Turner’ planes manufactured in Australia. I’ll post a pic of my Turner once I get it ...

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Millers Falls and Stanley plane restoration

02-07-2017 02:25 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I found these 2 planes and got them at a decent price.One is a Millers Falls 1455B and the other is a Stanley 103 View more pictures here.

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How I Do Hand Plane Rehabs #11: Final Fettling and Wrap-Up

12-15-2016 12:52 PM by HokieKen | 7 comments »

At long last, we have reached journey’s end :-) I apologize for taking so long to get this last entry done but life got in the way the past few weeks so I’ve been squeezing in working on this plane as I’m able. She’s complete and ready to go to work though! At the end of the last entry, we had flattened the sole and squared the sides up to it. I spent some time working up through some higher grades of abrasive. I’m not going to go into detail on that, just...

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How I Do Hand Plane Rehabs #9: Putting it All Together

12-05-2016 04:31 PM by HokieKen | 4 comments »

Well we’ve finished most of our grunt work. All that’s left to do is finish up the base and get this guy ready to make some shavings! The next thing to do is to flatten the sole of the plane and to polish up the sides (maybe flatten them as well depending on what the planes going to be used for). We’ll handle that in a later entry but before we do that, we’re going to put this plane back together. Why do I reassemble it before working on the rest of the body? ...

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How I Do Hand Plane Rehabs #8: Breakin' Chips

11-30-2016 02:59 PM by HokieKen | 11 comments »

Last time we got our iron worked up and ready to go to work. However, the iron can’t work on its own. It needs a chipbreaker. What for? Well, in my estimation, 2 things. First, the chip breaker lends structural support to the iron. It basically acts as a spring stiffener to the pretty thin tool steel the iron is made of. The 2nd job of the chipbreaker gives it its name. It breaks the chips, or more appropriately to planing wood, it controls the shavings. It helps to create cons...

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How I Do Hand Plane Rehabs #7: Working up the Iron

11-29-2016 06:12 PM by HokieKen | 3 comments »

Alright, let’s see if we can wrap this up and have a new user in the plane till by the end of the week. Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving weekend. Mine was nice but no shop time so I’m trying to squeeze this plane in when I can. I found a couple of hours last night to work up the iron and chip breaker. Here’s how I did it… I start with the iron. Prior to this, all we did was rust conversion on the iron. If we recall, we had some pretty gnarly pitting at the business end of this g...

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How I Do Hand Plane Rehabs #6: Fixin' and Fittin' my Frog

11-23-2016 05:55 PM by HokieKen | 12 comments »

Well, we’re done with the cosmetic stuff. Time to get down to the real nitty-gritty. Woo Hoo! If you have an old plane that’s in decent enough shape that you don’t care to polish it up and there isn’t any significant rust, you can skip all of the previous work and start here. From here on is what really gets our plane in good working shape and takes a mediocre plane and makes it work better than new. We’re going to focus on the frog mainly in this entry but you have to tune the fit w...

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