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How to Handle a Moulding Plane

Judging by the damage that appears on old wooden planes, patience soon runs out when we handle things that are not operated by a switch! Sometimes this damage is terminal but often with a little care and lots of determination the wooden plane will work again.

This video shows the basics of how to handle moulding planes. There is a lot more to investigate and much of that is to do with sharpening, especially when the moulding plane is complex.

It's hard to know how much interest there is in this subject; after all, many people regard these things as collectable antiques and little else. I see them as versatile, usable and fascinating relics from a time when skill was seen as implicit in the techniques associated with making furniture and other wooden products (windows, doors, etc).

If there are enough like-minded people out there, I would be delighted to share more of my own thoughts and findings. I'm just testing the water at this stage!

 

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How to Handle a Moulding Plane

Judging by the damage that appears on old wooden planes, patience soon runs out when we handle things that are not operated by a switch! Sometimes this damage is terminal but often with a little care and lots of determination the wooden plane will work again.

This video shows the basics of how to handle moulding planes. There is a lot more to investigate and much of that is to do with sharpening, especially when the moulding plane is complex.

It's hard to know how much interest there is in this subject; after all, many people regard these things as collectable antiques and little else. I see them as versatile, usable and fascinating relics from a time when skill was seen as implicit in the techniques associated with making furniture and other wooden products (windows, doors, etc).

If there are enough like-minded people out there, I would be delighted to share more of my own thoughts and findings. I'm just testing the water at this stage!

This is a nice video, Allan. I will freely confess that I have neglected development of my skill with hand tools. But this is a condition that I am trying to remedy. I found this video to be informative and, from my standpoint at least, eductional.
 

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How to Handle a Moulding Plane

Judging by the damage that appears on old wooden planes, patience soon runs out when we handle things that are not operated by a switch! Sometimes this damage is terminal but often with a little care and lots of determination the wooden plane will work again.

This video shows the basics of how to handle moulding planes. There is a lot more to investigate and much of that is to do with sharpening, especially when the moulding plane is complex.

It's hard to know how much interest there is in this subject; after all, many people regard these things as collectable antiques and little else. I see them as versatile, usable and fascinating relics from a time when skill was seen as implicit in the techniques associated with making furniture and other wooden products (windows, doors, etc).

If there are enough like-minded people out there, I would be delighted to share more of my own thoughts and findings. I'm just testing the water at this stage!

I enjoyed watching your video Allan. I have quite a few planes that I have collected over the years but they get very little use. Part of the reason is I don't know how to properly sharpen the complex shape of some of the blades and also never learning the correct way to set and adjust the blade. After watching you video at least I have learned a bit about blade adjustment. Keep up the good work.
 

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How to Handle a Moulding Plane

Judging by the damage that appears on old wooden planes, patience soon runs out when we handle things that are not operated by a switch! Sometimes this damage is terminal but often with a little care and lots of determination the wooden plane will work again.

This video shows the basics of how to handle moulding planes. There is a lot more to investigate and much of that is to do with sharpening, especially when the moulding plane is complex.

It's hard to know how much interest there is in this subject; after all, many people regard these things as collectable antiques and little else. I see them as versatile, usable and fascinating relics from a time when skill was seen as implicit in the techniques associated with making furniture and other wooden products (windows, doors, etc).

If there are enough like-minded people out there, I would be delighted to share more of my own thoughts and findings. I'm just testing the water at this stage!

Great video and thanks for sharing.
Of all the hand tools I have, hand planes and backed dovetail saw (and surely mallets and hammers) would never slip out of my grip. I feel I'm getting to love hand tools more and more.
 

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How to Handle a Moulding Plane

Judging by the damage that appears on old wooden planes, patience soon runs out when we handle things that are not operated by a switch! Sometimes this damage is terminal but often with a little care and lots of determination the wooden plane will work again.

This video shows the basics of how to handle moulding planes. There is a lot more to investigate and much of that is to do with sharpening, especially when the moulding plane is complex.

It's hard to know how much interest there is in this subject; after all, many people regard these things as collectable antiques and little else. I see them as versatile, usable and fascinating relics from a time when skill was seen as implicit in the techniques associated with making furniture and other wooden products (windows, doors, etc).

If there are enough like-minded people out there, I would be delighted to share more of my own thoughts and findings. I'm just testing the water at this stage!

I really enjoyed your video.In my case being a new guy I found it very informative and look forward to more. JIM
 

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How to Handle a Moulding Plane

Judging by the damage that appears on old wooden planes, patience soon runs out when we handle things that are not operated by a switch! Sometimes this damage is terminal but often with a little care and lots of determination the wooden plane will work again.

This video shows the basics of how to handle moulding planes. There is a lot more to investigate and much of that is to do with sharpening, especially when the moulding plane is complex.

It's hard to know how much interest there is in this subject; after all, many people regard these things as collectable antiques and little else. I see them as versatile, usable and fascinating relics from a time when skill was seen as implicit in the techniques associated with making furniture and other wooden products (windows, doors, etc).

If there are enough like-minded people out there, I would be delighted to share more of my own thoughts and findings. I'm just testing the water at this stage!

Great information. I am looking forward to seeing more posts of this type. This helps to preserve the understanding of traditonal approaches.
 

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How to Handle a Moulding Plane

Judging by the damage that appears on old wooden planes, patience soon runs out when we handle things that are not operated by a switch! Sometimes this damage is terminal but often with a little care and lots of determination the wooden plane will work again.

This video shows the basics of how to handle moulding planes. There is a lot more to investigate and much of that is to do with sharpening, especially when the moulding plane is complex.

It's hard to know how much interest there is in this subject; after all, many people regard these things as collectable antiques and little else. I see them as versatile, usable and fascinating relics from a time when skill was seen as implicit in the techniques associated with making furniture and other wooden products (windows, doors, etc).

If there are enough like-minded people out there, I would be delighted to share more of my own thoughts and findings. I'm just testing the water at this stage!

lethentymill

Thanks for taking the time to impart a bit of your knowledge to the rest of us, nothing quite like a hands on demonstration.

For those who are interested in developing their basic hand plane skill set LieNielsen's You Tube channel has a lot of videos on hand planes and their proper use.
 

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How to Handle a Moulding Plane

Judging by the damage that appears on old wooden planes, patience soon runs out when we handle things that are not operated by a switch! Sometimes this damage is terminal but often with a little care and lots of determination the wooden plane will work again.

This video shows the basics of how to handle moulding planes. There is a lot more to investigate and much of that is to do with sharpening, especially when the moulding plane is complex.

It's hard to know how much interest there is in this subject; after all, many people regard these things as collectable antiques and little else. I see them as versatile, usable and fascinating relics from a time when skill was seen as implicit in the techniques associated with making furniture and other wooden products (windows, doors, etc).

If there are enough like-minded people out there, I would be delighted to share more of my own thoughts and findings. I'm just testing the water at this stage!

Allan, I really enjoyed your video and I hope you continue with the series. I think this class of of old planes is often forgotten or ignored.

Many thanks!

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How to Handle a Moulding Plane

Judging by the damage that appears on old wooden planes, patience soon runs out when we handle things that are not operated by a switch! Sometimes this damage is terminal but often with a little care and lots of determination the wooden plane will work again.

This video shows the basics of how to handle moulding planes. There is a lot more to investigate and much of that is to do with sharpening, especially when the moulding plane is complex.

It's hard to know how much interest there is in this subject; after all, many people regard these things as collectable antiques and little else. I see them as versatile, usable and fascinating relics from a time when skill was seen as implicit in the techniques associated with making furniture and other wooden products (windows, doors, etc).

If there are enough like-minded people out there, I would be delighted to share more of my own thoughts and findings. I'm just testing the water at this stage!

I realy enjoy the vidio as a person who has desited to go the unpluged way I say let them comming as fast as possiple so all of us can learn how to keep the old trade alive and so we can teach the next genneration´s as well

happy holydays from denmark

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How to Handle a Moulding Plane

Judging by the damage that appears on old wooden planes, patience soon runs out when we handle things that are not operated by a switch! Sometimes this damage is terminal but often with a little care and lots of determination the wooden plane will work again.

This video shows the basics of how to handle moulding planes. There is a lot more to investigate and much of that is to do with sharpening, especially when the moulding plane is complex.

It's hard to know how much interest there is in this subject; after all, many people regard these things as collectable antiques and little else. I see them as versatile, usable and fascinating relics from a time when skill was seen as implicit in the techniques associated with making furniture and other wooden products (windows, doors, etc).

If there are enough like-minded people out there, I would be delighted to share more of my own thoughts and findings. I'm just testing the water at this stage!

thanks for showing how to adjust these planes

I have seen many but never knew how to use and adjust

Thanks

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How to Handle a Moulding Plane

Judging by the damage that appears on old wooden planes, patience soon runs out when we handle things that are not operated by a switch! Sometimes this damage is terminal but often with a little care and lots of determination the wooden plane will work again.

This video shows the basics of how to handle moulding planes. There is a lot more to investigate and much of that is to do with sharpening, especially when the moulding plane is complex.

It's hard to know how much interest there is in this subject; after all, many people regard these things as collectable antiques and little else. I see them as versatile, usable and fascinating relics from a time when skill was seen as implicit in the techniques associated with making furniture and other wooden products (windows, doors, etc).

If there are enough like-minded people out there, I would be delighted to share more of my own thoughts and findings. I'm just testing the water at this stage!

Nice video. I'm interested in this. I have a few of them I got off ebay a few years ago. I must admit, I haven't tried them and know nothing about them. Keep up and I'll keep watching. I'm going to put youi on ethe budy list so i don't miis your videos. thanks. Bob
 

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How to Handle a Moulding Plane

Judging by the damage that appears on old wooden planes, patience soon runs out when we handle things that are not operated by a switch! Sometimes this damage is terminal but often with a little care and lots of determination the wooden plane will work again.

This video shows the basics of how to handle moulding planes. There is a lot more to investigate and much of that is to do with sharpening, especially when the moulding plane is complex.

It's hard to know how much interest there is in this subject; after all, many people regard these things as collectable antiques and little else. I see them as versatile, usable and fascinating relics from a time when skill was seen as implicit in the techniques associated with making furniture and other wooden products (windows, doors, etc).

If there are enough like-minded people out there, I would be delighted to share more of my own thoughts and findings. I'm just testing the water at this stage!

Interesting stuff!. Hopefully I will soon try out your tips in real life. I would love to hear you opinions on these wooden planes I am bidding on right now, they are in my blog ("Need Advice") Thanks
 

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How to Handle a Moulding Plane

Judging by the damage that appears on old wooden planes, patience soon runs out when we handle things that are not operated by a switch! Sometimes this damage is terminal but often with a little care and lots of determination the wooden plane will work again.

This video shows the basics of how to handle moulding planes. There is a lot more to investigate and much of that is to do with sharpening, especially when the moulding plane is complex.

It's hard to know how much interest there is in this subject; after all, many people regard these things as collectable antiques and little else. I see them as versatile, usable and fascinating relics from a time when skill was seen as implicit in the techniques associated with making furniture and other wooden products (windows, doors, etc).

If there are enough like-minded people out there, I would be delighted to share more of my own thoughts and findings. I'm just testing the water at this stage!

Great Video Allen. I have put off getting any molding planes because I knew I didn't know how to use them, and knew even less about tuning them. The more you share the more the rest of us will know. I am really looking forward to more of these great videos.
 

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Tuning Up An Old Wooden Smoothing Plane

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.

 

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Tuning Up An Old Wooden Smoothing Plane

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.

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

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Tuning Up An Old Wooden Smoothing Plane

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.

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from the old school and how
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Tuning Up An Old Wooden Smoothing Plane

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.

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.
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