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Joinery Bench #2: Stanley #8 and Stanley #40 all set to get to work on roughing lumber.

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 12-14-2017 06:34 AM 1324 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Starting off with the basics: getting Stanley #8 ready Part 2 of Joinery Bench series Part 3: Next up...understanding hand saws! »

I had a rough time with the Stanley #8: the frog wiggled, was not square, was not flat, chip breaker is either not original or something else but I had to take off 1/8” of chip breaker so that both blade & breaker would retract fully. Was a good learning experience on how to make things right with a plane. For the Stanley #40, it had original squared blade. Took time to figure out about camber but I went with 4” at a 30 degree bevel angle. How to ensure you are close to your desired bevel angle on a camber? I kept my fowler protractor at 30 degrees and kept using it as reference every so often. Lots of sandpaper involved, felt good to use my diamond stones again, felt like I accomplished something. I will wait to really refurbish all my hand planes that I have to clean up. I’ll get them going as users for now, and when it comes time to refurb, I will dismantle and take them all to a shop that can blast them in one go with crushed walnut shells I believe.


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