A Journey through hand tool land #4: The end is near

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Blog entry by ChunkyC posted 10-30-2011 01:37 AM 1090 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve spent way to much of time on this when I have a list of other things that need to be done. But you know how it is, you get started and you just can’t stop until it done.

So this is as far as I am planing on taking her at this time. I’ve been tossing the idea around of refinishing the knob and the tote after seeing the picture posted by Brit. I think I want to leave well enough along at this point. I’m not entirely sure if you’d call this a restoration or not, I know I certainly don’t. I think of it as a cleaning and sharping.

I read about the 62 on the Blood and Gore pages and he mentioned how some people are using this plane as a smoother. I can see why. Man this time leaves a glass smooth and nice and shinny surface, better than my smoother does.

I did touch up the blade by adding a 30° micro bevel to it (an absolute first for me.) She cuts rice paper thin shavings now. Absolutely beautiful. I now know why this plane is on other’s wish list. I’m not rubbing it. I didn’t even know what a 62 was until I took it out of the box.

I think she is going to quickly move to top of the “One of my Favorite Planes” list.

Hi Res Photo here.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures:

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