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Blog series by Newfounlandwood updated 04-21-2010 09:05 PM 3 parts 7195 reads 25 comments total

Part 1: I didn't know it was going to be this addictive.

04-20-2010 01:51 AM by Newfounlandwood | 15 comments »

Well guys,Let me start off by saying I have always admired old tools. There is something wonderful about holding a tool that a great craftsman may have used to make extraordinary with furniture a hundred years ago. Combine this with my new fascination with hand tools and I knew it was only a matter of time before I tried my hand at handplanes. It started out with the Veritas apron plane, which led to many ebay purchases. I have to say I could not have dreamed of a better finnish than these...

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Part 2: Stanley No. 5 restoration

04-21-2010 06:51 PM by Newfounlandwood | 4 comments »

I just finished fettling my No. 5 Stanley. I don’t know if it’s a restoration as such….not much done in the way of looks. The plane is a WWII Stanley, japanning is 90%, no major damage to the tote or knob. She was very blunt and had a tendency to chatter alot. Here she is: First off I flattened the bottom using grits 80, 120, and 220 which were glued to a piece of bullet proof plexiglass I brought home from work with some 3M Super 77. The sole was quite out of wack, howev...

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Part 3: #51 Spokeshave restoration

04-21-2010 09:05 PM by Newfounlandwood | 6 comments »

Hey guys,I made quick work of a couple of restorations this week. This spokeshave was my Great Uncle’s. He was a fine boat builder here in Newfoundland. Of course he died before I was old enough to learn anything from him. I did really enjoy putting this spokeshave back in service though. My father gave it to me, he couldn’t get any good out of it. I forgot to get a picture of it before I painted it, I used Evapo-Rust on all parts besides the blade. I also flattened and sharpened...

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