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Around the Shop #7: Practice Moldings with my Stanley #55

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Blog entry by Mosquito posted 04-08-2015 03:28 PM 1929 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Simple Ogee with Stanley #45 Part 7 of Around the Shop series Part 8: Grinder Stand, with 'plans' »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2ysB0kKuNM

I’ve already posted this video on the Hand Plane and State of the Shop threads, but thought I’d preserve it this blog series as well.

I’m using my Stanley #55 for the first time (Technically the 2nd time, as I did a practice with this iron before I shot this video). It was relatively easy, and this was one of the more complex irons. It uses all 3 skates, and 1 fence.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com



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Dan

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#1 posted 04-08-2015 03:31 PM

Looks beautiful! You really have me wanting a #55 now.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#2 posted 04-08-2015 03:58 PM

+1 on both points!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#3 posted 04-08-2015 04:26 PM

Thanks guys!

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#4 posted 04-08-2015 07:33 PM

So effing cool!

Wish I understood the reasoning in the positioning of the three skates.

Thank you Mos.

-- ~Tony

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#5 posted 04-08-2015 09:41 PM

nice!!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#6 posted 04-08-2015 09:51 PM

Thanks guys!

Tony, the reasoning in positioning of the 3 skates is:
1.) The main skate doesn’t move so set the iron based on that.
2.) Pick the two lowest points of the iron, and set the other two skates there
3.) Hope it works, and spend 5 minutes screwing around with it until it does :-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#7 posted 04-09-2015 05:07 PM

Got it. Thank you much!!

-- ~Tony

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#8 posted 04-09-2015 05:38 PM

I took some more pictures last night, so I plan to do a follow up blog with those soon.

I also tried cutting some molding on a piece of cherry. That didn’t go anywhere near as well as this, due to some changing grain… oops lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#9 posted 04-09-2015 05:42 PM

Looking forward to it.

Bummer on the cherry.

-- ~Tony

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