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tuning up an old plane

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Blog series by Camper updated 08-12-2010 04:41 AM 2 parts 3365 reads 16 comments total

Part 1: The plane..

08-11-2010 01:46 PM by Camper | 11 comments »

I am planning on documenting how I will tune up an old plane. I know nothing about planes and sharpening so there may be a lot of mistakes on the way. I have learnt a lot by looking around the web and reading blogs on LJs. So here is the plane. It has no brand name on it, but in 2 locations it says “Made in USA”. I picked it up for $5 from a garage sale. Anyone know more about this guy? I found the following links useful on LJs: Link 1 Link 2 I also picked ...

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Part 2: in less than two hours...

08-12-2010 04:41 AM by Camper | 5 comments »

All motivated with your comments for the previous post, I got into the garage after work. Here is what I started with. Definitely not bad as I thought… For the body of the plane, I simply wiped it down with mineral spirits and let the screws soak in some mineral spirits also. I was not hoping to make them shiny (not yet at least), just wanted them clean and turning easily. I wanted to focus on sharpening the blade. I do not have a much in my garage so here is my simple set up....

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