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Tools Happen #9: Taylor Toolworks Replacement Plane Blade: Answer to Stanley Blade Problems?

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Blog entry by woodshopnerdery posted 01-28-2022 10:06 PM 1385 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Will the TayTools replacement blade be the answer? I’ve lost faith that the stock Stanely blade will ever shape up no matter how much lapping I do. Before I give up on this plane completely, I give the inexpensive blade from Taylor Toolworks a try.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CunFLsEdbp8

-- Tom, Chicago Suburbs, https://www.youtube.com/c/woodshopnerdery



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Rich

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#1 posted 01-29-2022 12:01 AM

You don’t need to flatten the entire back of a plane blade. Check out the David Charlesworth ruler trick.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 01-29-2022 12:13 AM

Yuck. Wouldn’t waste my time on a taylor blade after watching that…

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woodshopnerdery

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#3 posted 01-29-2022 03:07 AM



You don t need to flatten the entire back of a plane blade. Check out the David Charlesworth ruler trick.

- Rich

Thanks Rich, I am familiar the Charlesworth ruler trick. To my understanding the ruler trick DOES require a reasonably flat back. The ruler trick simply avoids polishing the entire back. Also, the ruler trick will not work for me since I am using a strop for polishing instead of a stone.

-- Tom, Chicago Suburbs, https://www.youtube.com/c/woodshopnerdery

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#4 posted 01-29-2022 04:42 AM


Also, the ruler trick will not work for me since I am using a strop for polishing instead of a stone.

- woodshopnerdery

OK, if you say so. I’m not following that, but I’m not a Youtube celebrity so I’ll defer to your expertise.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#5 posted 01-29-2022 03:11 PM


Also, the ruler trick will not work for me since I am using a strop for polishing instead of a stone.

- woodshopnerdery

OK, if you say so. I m not following that, but I m not a Youtube celebrity so I ll defer to your expertise.

- Rich

Very sorry if I offended you, Rich. I can say I’m not overly pleased to be called a celerity or an expert. Like you, I’m just sharing what I know. Certainly I would benefit from the ruler trick if it can be done using a strop. So, if you have some resource which explains how the ruler trick is accomplished on a strop rather than a polishing stone, I would be very interested in knowing how that is done.

-- Tom, Chicago Suburbs, https://www.youtube.com/c/woodshopnerdery

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#6 posted 01-29-2022 05:52 PM


Also, the ruler trick will not work for me since I am using a strop for polishing instead of a stone.

- woodshopnerdery

OK, if you say so. I m not following that, but I m not a Youtube celebrity so I ll defer to your expertise.

- Rich

Very sorry if I offended you, Rich. I can say I m not overly pleased to be called a celerity or an expert. Like you, I m just sharing what I know. Certainly I would benefit from the ruler trick if it can be done using a strop. So, if you have some resource which explains how the ruler trick is accomplished on a strop rather than a polishing stone, I would be very interested in knowing how that is done.

- woodshopnerdery

You use the ruler trick with the diamond stone you use to flatten.

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woodshopnerdery

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#7 posted 01-29-2022 06:57 PM


You use the ruler trick with the diamond stone you use to flatten.

- Frustrator

Frustrator, I can see how to use the ruler trick to establish the slight back bevel on the honing stone, i.e. a 1000-1200 diamond stone. What I can’t see is to how then accurately polish that back bevel on a strop. I should say my sharpening system is modeled after Paul Sellers 3 diamond stones and a strop system. If there are some resources explaining how the ruler trick is done with this type of system I would love to see them.

In David Charlesworth’s video on the ruler trick he begins back bevel starting with the polishing stone, 10K grit water stone I believe. There is a Rob Cosman video where he establishes the back on a 1000 Grit diamond honing stone, but he goes on to polish the back bevel a 16K Grit stone using the ruler. Neither Cosman or Charlesworth discuss the ruler trick as a technique for sharpening systems where the polishing stone is replaced by a strop.

-- Tom, Chicago Suburbs, https://www.youtube.com/c/woodshopnerdery

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#8 posted 01-29-2022 07:20 PM

You put the strop onto some lumber ehile using the ruler. Problem solved.
And btw there isnt a need for more then 1200 on the back. If you cant get the planet to work with 1200 on the back and stroped om the front then something else is the problem.

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#9 posted 01-29-2022 07:22 PM

Works perfect for me?

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#10 posted 01-29-2022 08:20 PM



You put the strop onto some lumber ehile using the ruler. Problem solved.
And btw there isnt a need for more then 1200 on the back. If you cant get the planet to work with 1200 on the back and stroped om the front then something else is the problem.

- Frustrator

Frustrator – Glad it’s working for you.

-- Tom, Chicago Suburbs, https://www.youtube.com/c/woodshopnerdery

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#11 posted 01-31-2022 02:44 PM

Ruler trick would work with a strop, you just have to hold the ruler on the blade rather than lay it on the stone. But, if you use the ruler trick on your diamond plate to establish the back bevel, you can also just strop with a slight lift to the back of the blade. The angle doesn’t need to be exact with a strop. The leather is compliant so you have a bit of margin for error.

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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