Beginning Again in Woodworking #2: Shop Retooling #2 - Lucky Finds!

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Blog entry by Infernal2 posted 05-24-2012 09:05 PM 1064 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I picked up this beautifully little horned hand-plane today from an antique store that a buddy of mine told me about. I feel like I’ve discovered the mother-lode of old tools as I put back a couple of Disston saws, a wooden jointer, an 8” draw knife, and a coffin smoother on layaway for unbelievable prices. I picked this little fore plane and was stunned at not only the thickness of the blade and the chipbreaker but absolute smooth action of wood on wood (I’ve never used wooden planes before).

So after sharpening it up at home, I can carve up like nobodies business, quickly reducing a piece of rough hewed oak to flat in no time. This is an absolute boon because I’m focusing on hand techniques to get reacquainted with lost skills first and I was afraid I was going to have to track down a scrub plane or buy an iron I could camber. One of my shop assistant decided to have a little go at himself….

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#1 posted 05-24-2012 10:31 PM

Nice find Infernal2! That is a cool looking plane. Who is the new assistant?

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#2 posted 05-24-2012 11:00 PM

It’s such an uplift when you come across a great find. And your assistant looks like he can handle it too!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#3 posted 05-24-2012 11:29 PM

That’s my youngest son. Likes, “Planing, Gluing, and the drill press.” Dislikes, “Sanding and any type of sawing.” and oh “cleanup.”

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