Antique Wooden Planes and the Furniture Maker #2: Tuning Up An Old Wooden Smoothing Plane

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Blog entry by lethentymill posted 04-21-2010 12:17 PM 4340 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Allan Fyfe of Lethenty Mill Furniture demonstrates how to use a smoothing plane that he has just restored. Another movie will follow on the restoration process. The restored plane came from a box of old tools that were in bad condition and it turned out to be a product of the Scioto Works of New York. He knows very little about this company, apart from already having two other smoothing planes and would be delighted to hear from anyone who has more information.

-- Allan Fyfe, Lethenty Mill Furniture,

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#1 posted 04-21-2010 02:18 PM

Thanks for the great video. I can’t wait to see the tune up video.


-- My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.

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#2 posted 04-21-2010 09:02 PM

yep just let them come
we always want to learn more
from the old school and how
they did the things


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#3 posted 07-03-2010 11:12 AM

Hi Allan.

Excellent treatment of the wooden plane. I’m in the process of building one for my own use and learned quite a bit that will come in handy in setting it up. Thank you.
Is that a wee touch o’ heather I hear in that voice?

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