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Extremely Average #132: Stanley 4 1/2

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Blog entry by Ecocandle posted 1538 days ago 772 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello All,

I have begun to tune up my Stanley 4 1/2. Though I am not done, I did get the blade pretty sharp, and decided to take a break to play with it a bit. I couldn’t resist the temptation. I took a couple of pictures. I love my new plane.

http://bit.ly/ayeAr9

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com



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Bill729

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#1 posted 1538 days ago

FYI, Your cookie manager (CAPCHA?) on your website seems to be “out of order” and wouldn’t let me post a comment in your blog entry above. Just curious, how do you use cookie info?

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Ecocandle

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#2 posted 1538 days ago

Bill,

I was getting a bunch of viagra spam, and tried to fix it today, now the comments are broken. Hopefully I can undo the mess tomorrow. I am sorry.

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 1538 days ago

looks like you got yourself a good plane there Brian
nothing wrong with the shaves as fare as I can see…....lol

Dennis

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Ecocandle

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#4 posted 1537 days ago

Thanks Dennis…I may be over doing it with regards to the lapping and all, but I really want it to get a bit more shinny. I am not sure if having it to the point of a mirror surface matters or not, but I get such joy from it when it is done, I figure, it can’t hurt.

The other plane, the 5, is even better. It is stamped Aug 21, 1869, and is so incredibly balanced it is amazing. It isn’t a Stanley…but…well…I don’t want to give too much away. It might spoil a future blog post. :-)

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 1537 days ago

understandeble Brian
i just toke a look at your shavings again
becourse Nr. 4 is a smothing plane you shuold consider
to make the shaving even thinner so you nearly can look thrugh them
but all about those tuning things you can read in Chris swchars blog and book

Dennis

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Ecocandle

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#6 posted 1537 days ago

I wasn’t sure how thin they should be, so I tried a bunch of different settings, getting progressively thicker. So I am sure the thickest were on the top of the pile. It did a nice job with the thin ones too. It is good to know that I should be striving for the thin. Thanks.

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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