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Union No.6A X #3: Restored and Tuned

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Blog entry by Deycart posted 08-27-2012 12:53 AM 3316 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I finally got around to finishing this plane. It came out pretty nice. I’m not sure how much I like the adjustment though. It is really easy to fine tune. It is also a lot heavier than my Stanley.
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After



Check out the wicked sharp blade. I can shave my arm with this one!



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Dwain

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#1 posted 08-27-2012 02:57 PM

Nice work. What are your thoughts of the Union styled plane compared to a Stanley Bailey. I am thinking of finding one of these on the bay, but wanted some feedback.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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grfrazee

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#2 posted 08-27-2012 03:58 PM

I’m also interested in the Unions as I’ve been looking on the bay as well. Good job with the restoration.

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-

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Don W

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#3 posted 08-27-2012 05:54 PM

Nice work. I haven’t seen this type of Union before, but I never paid much attention to the Unions. I know they also make the bench planes with the same style as the Stanley/Bailey. I’m not sure I like the pressed steel frog. Although it looks heavier than most pressed steel stuff. Let us know how you like it once you use it.

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Deycart

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#4 posted 08-27-2012 07:03 PM

It is a much heavier plane than a Stanley. The blade is MUCH thicker. I don’t currently have a #5 that is ready to use to make a comparison. It was really easy to tune though. It will take me a few days to get the 5s ready.

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