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Forum topic by Oldschoolguy posted 04-29-2019 03:20 PM 330 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Oldschoolguy

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04-29-2019 03:20 PM

Hey y’all, how is everyone? Hope you and loved ones are doing good. Just starting using a hand plane for the first time. Yup, it’s cool. Hokie did an excellent job of sharpening and cleaning it up. Thanks again to a fellow jock for giving of himself to another. However, just browsing through articles on the internet and I came across a discussion concerning which way to lay your plane down after use. The debate was: sunny side, on it’s side, or sunny side down, on it’s sole. So what do you do and the reasons why? Thanks and have a super duper day!!!!!!


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LittleShaver

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#1 posted 04-29-2019 03:26 PM

I have wood topped benches so I have no problem setting them down on the blade.

-- Sawdust Maker

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bondogaposis

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#2 posted 04-29-2019 03:27 PM

On a wooden surface I set them blade down, otherwise on the side.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Fred Hargis

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#3 posted 04-29-2019 03:31 PM

What they said: on wood it’s OK t set them on their sole, otherwise, it’s on their side.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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HokieKen

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#4 posted 04-29-2019 03:31 PM

I always sit mine on the sole. Never had it damage a blade. As the fellas above pointed out though, my work surfaces in the shop are wood. Maybe if I worked on a metal bench I would change my mind.

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

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SMP

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#5 posted 04-29-2019 04:43 PM



I always sit mine on the sole. Never had it damage a blade. As the fellas above pointed out though, my work surfaces in the shop are wood. Maybe if I worked on a metal bench I would change my mind.

- HokieKen

Haha, i usually set it down blade down, on wood(read Paul Sellers recommnded that) but a couple times have gone to set it on my table saw and the have a doubletake and grab it and set it with the heel on the fence.

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pottz

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#6 posted 04-29-2019 04:49 PM

same as others said blade down on wood benches.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Phil32

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#7 posted 04-29-2019 06:41 PM

Being a contrary sort of person, I lay my plane down on its side – especially on concrete, rocks, steel, dirt, etc.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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