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Hand Tool Cabinet - Start To Finish #2: Rehabbing Craftsman Block Plane for future dovetail work

05-18-2015 03:18 AM by Holbs | 2 comments »

One of the requirements for dovetailing, is to use a smoother plane or block plane to knock down the pins (or tails… unsure!). So I went to work on rehabbing a craftsman block plane I pick up recently. Mind you, I did not do a restoration like Doug did in his restoration project: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/48606 . One day, yes :) But for now, just need a 100% operational block plane for this hand tool cabinet. This would be the first rehab plane I’ve ever done. I am sure mistakes were made.First, flattening the sole. Wow…this took alot of trial and error. Ended up having much better results on 80grit 8”x10” sandpaper than I did on my 120grit di...

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