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Forum topic by poopiekat posted 11-26-2020 09:46 PM 452 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-26-2020 09:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: transitional planes

I really like Transitional planes, regardless of maker or size. These have been held in queue for a long time, with a plan to restore them as I see fit. I’m taking stock of of the bits and pieces that I need, and will be pulling out the old sandblaster and going to work.

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#1 posted 11-26-2020 10:29 PM

Well this should be a fun party!!

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#2 posted 11-27-2020 12:23 AM

Nice collection, but dare you say SANDBLASTER ?
Ouch.

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#3 posted 11-27-2020 02:38 AM

Shop space to store all of them? How long have you been in acquisition mode? How Many? What medium will you use for the clean-up? (sand, glass, walnut shell) Maybe Sansoo will go south to help.

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#4 posted 11-27-2020 03:18 AM

At least I know where all the good transitionals have gone off too. I’ve been on the hunt for a 27-1/2 and a 33 for awhile now. You’ve got your work cut out for you on some of those but others look like they could use a good clean, wax, sharpen, and go right to work. I’m impressed with that collection PK.

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#5 posted 11-27-2020 04:12 AM

Thanks for all the kind replies!
Yes, Don, it will be a party! If not for the current state of affairs, it would be so cool to have some fellow LJs come up and get an assembly line going! Richard Lee: I have done a pictorial or two on re-habbing tired rusty top-irons on transitionals. I’m pleased with the results, oh, and I finish up with a 3M deburring wheel. Then some surfacing coats, sanded, for a surface smooth enough to shave in! That’s how I roll, totally without regard to the hours put in. Jeff: Yup, glass medium, said to be 30 to 50 grit on the bags. Many of these trannies have been in my possession for twenty years or more. They’ve been mostly put away, to the point that I didn’t want to let any go for fear that I didn’t have another to take its place. Sansoo: The #27 1/2 is hard to find, not that they are especially desirable, but they are the ONLY plane to share a 2 1/4” cutter for the early Stanley #5 1/2. Later 5 1/2’s used the more typical 2 3/8” cutter. Even then, you can’t use the chipper with it, the yoke won’t fit. I’ve got a couple #27 1/2s minus the cutter, wish I knew about this then because the 2 1/4” cutter is nigh impossible to find. If I’m not mistaken, Bandit has some of the long bodies for sale. I have a creaky old 4” jointer with Freud blades I put in 20+ years ago, it’s really good at gentle resurfacing of the wooden soles, if all else is up to par. I’ve built replacement bodies from scratch, with American Red Beech, I have my own process, the bonus being you can make it any length you want. I have a #132 Liberty that I restored, it’s 39 inches long!! Storing it is a B—-ch! Plus, I use a ancient secret process for making a facsimile stamp and graphics for the toe. Thanks again, all!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#6 posted 11-27-2020 04:40 AM

Here’s a pic of a couple of re-bodied planes I did a few years ago:, a #34 and a #132 Liberty.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#7 posted 11-27-2020 04:41 AM

pk, that is a passel of transitionals there. I have a small pile of them, no where close to yours though. Will be fun to watch.

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