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My plane is a bit cleaner and "softer" now

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Blog entry by Betsy posted 11-29-2007 05:29 AM 934 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I still don’t have this the cleanest of planes. But it is closer to being usable. I’ve used just a little penetrating oil and elbow grease. I probably won’t get this as clean as some of the forum – but my objective is to get it cleaner, sharper and lapped. I don’t think I have the patience to get it shiny clean, but who knows I may change my mind and keep going and going and going on the clean up.

Tonight I worked on smoothing up the tote and knob. Both were VERY, very rough to the touch. They are “softer” now and I think I won’t have any trouble using them. I put a coat of tung oil on to bring out the grain.

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Here are my cutter and iron. Much better looking that what I started with.

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I’ll be starting to work on sharpening the cutter tomorrow night and then on lapping the sole and sides. Have a lot of work to do in this regard.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine



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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 11-29-2007 05:34 AM

I usually sand the knob and tote and then apply shellac followed by about 6 or 7 coats of spray laequar. ( How do you spell that danged word?)

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 11-29-2007 05:36 AM

lacquer dang it

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#3 posted 11-29-2007 05:38 AM

Great start Betsy.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#4 posted 11-29-2007 05:45 AM

Tom – I’m a terrible speller – I’ll take Todd’s word for it.

Tom—- I was planning on wipe on poly – just because that’s what I have on hand. Think that would be ok?

Thanks for looking.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#5 posted 11-29-2007 07:05 AM

Betsy -

Your plane is looking great!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#6 posted 11-30-2007 12:05 AM

Thanks, Todd. Anything will work. I use lacquer because it drys real fast and I can try it out. LOLOL Like Mark Twain said,”I feel sorry for any man who can’s spell a word three different ways.”

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 11-30-2007 02:38 AM

Thanks Tom. I’m in the “use what I’ve got mode” so I’ll probably use my wipe on poly.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#8 posted 12-01-2007 04:39 AM

Too funny!
the Plugger who writes the letter my boss signs can’t spell!

She must blame it on the boss. She spelled it the way he said it.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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