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HokieKen

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#1 posted 04-04-2016 07:02 PM



I think it s called a bench plane. 10/12 inch long

- SweatyTeddy

Bench plane is a broad category that basically includes any plane that is meant to be used with 2 hands. Block planes are the other category and are generally used one-handed. Your plane is indeed a bench plane – a smoother, probably a Stanley #4-1/2 (or equivalent). The iron should be mounted bevel-down. A plane the size of yours is a “smoother” and most likely does have some camber on the cutting edge. I would follow the camber that’s there as long as it’s not too much. On a smoother, the camber is to prevent leaving track marks at the edges of the stroke. You can also sharpen it straight across and just “break” the corners (my personal preference).

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!


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