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Blog entry by RussellAP posted 04-17-2012 04:17 PM 6786 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I fixed my bench moving problem by putting a couple 2×4 braces on my very sturdy horses and screwed a 4×4 sheet of MDF down on them, then put some carpet under the whole thing. I can now plane wood without pushing my bench around. I hold the work from sliding with a couple Jorgensen clamps clamped to the MDF in front and back of the work. I’ll be looking into a bench vice later.

I just ordered a Stanley #5 planer from Don with a smoothing and jack blade. Can’t wait to try it out.

Thanks for all the responses.

LJ is by far the best site for woodworkers.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#1 posted 04-17-2012 07:13 PM

Just got into it myself about 2 months ago. It all started with me buying the wife some tools from Veritas/Lee Valley. I have been buying up old & new planes like crazy lately. #7 Bailey #5 Bailey (3 of them) #4 Bailey
Stanley 92 shoulder plane
Stanley SW low angle block

There are some reall great hand plane instructional videos on YouTube if you are interested.

What sharpening system are you going to use Russell?

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#2 posted 04-17-2012 07:15 PM

I plan to make one using a wood block cut to the proper degree fastened to a rail in my TS. I can use an oil stone and it should be pretty easy as long as I keep the blade from checking.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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