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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #16: Da Plane! Da Plane!

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Blog entry by StumpyNubs posted 04-01-2012 10:12 PM 4650 reads 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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If you like to see fat midgets pointing up at the sky, you’ve come to the right place, my friend! (Actually, there are no midgets here, and I am not entirely sure we are allowed to say that word anymore…) But the reference still applies because this episode is all about “Da Plane! Da Plane!”

We start out with a quick tool review, then we make a scrub plane for just #10. Along the way we learn the fastest way to put a camber on a plane iron, we reveal the plane till on the Ultimate Tool Cabinet, we design a deluxe, wall mounted hand plane cabinet, we discuss which bench planes every woodworker should have and why, and then we wrap up with Stumpy confessing his obsession.

This one has a LOT crammed into a short episode, but I think it’s one of the best, so enjoy!

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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 04-01-2012 10:55 PM

I’m a “Tim the Tool Man Taylor” type power tool guy & am afraid of the “Dark Side”. That is why I am hesitant to restore my wood bodied fore plane, my Stanley Bailey #4 & my Millers Falls something or other. I’ve heard horror stories of hoarders!!! Plus my shop is small, so where would I store them all. Please save me “Obi Wan Stumpy”, you’re my only hope!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 04-02-2012 01:00 AM

Stumpy an wonderful tip on the scrub plane and a well made video. I was enjoying it until you panned the camera up and those molding planes appeared. What a collection, WOW.
Great video
Thanks for all you do.
Really a pencil all the way. OWWWWW

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#3 posted 04-02-2012 01:10 AM

Those are just the molding planes I bought a week ago. I got about 40 of them from two different places. I’m addicted, I tell you!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#4 posted 04-02-2012 01:14 AM

I do have that little #33 in the shop. Just might turn it into a scrub plane. I have a Buck Brothers #5 on the way, so now i have a #3, two #4s, a #129, and a #8c. There is also a little #110 Bottlecap adjustor block plane. With the jack on the way. Getting a might crowded down here…....

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#5 posted 04-02-2012 01:26 AM

Hello, My name is Marty and I am a plane-ah… plane-aho… plane-ahol….. I have a little problem with planes.

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#6 posted 04-02-2012 01:44 AM

Welcome to the world of Galoot!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#7 posted 04-02-2012 04:18 AM

Nice Stumpy! I really do like that #33 plane, and the great thing about it is that instead of buying replacement blades for it, you just spend the eight to ten dollars on a whole new plane. ;-)

PS, if you’re still interested in a #40, let me know. I have a number of planes I’m going to list on ebay when I get around to it, but I’d be happy to sell them to LJers first.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#8 posted 04-02-2012 04:43 AM

Nice episode, to be sure! Great job, Stump, and good luck getting your #40. You’ll be glad you did!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#9 posted 04-02-2012 05:28 AM

eleventybillion, I love it!! Another great video!

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#10 posted 04-02-2012 08:27 AM

Monday morning after a 6 month week
Orders are now in a holding pattern all round the shop
Motivation went on safari
After this tool/plane fix
I’m all ready to go
Thanks Stumpy

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#11 posted 04-02-2012 05:16 PM

I’ll bet it takes a while to count to eleventy-billion. Wow! dat’s a lot. I don’t know a lot about planes, yet, but, I’ll learn. The only number system I know of, is no.1 & no. 2, and, I don’t wanna talk about either one o those.. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#12 posted 04-02-2012 05:52 PM

Could one use a less steep radius for this “scrub” plane iron? I know some Jack planes use an 8” radius. I wonder IF my little sharpener could handle doing a radius grind:

A #110 iron in the jig. Might be able to use it with the #33?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#13 posted 04-02-2012 06:01 PM

No, you definitely need the small radius on a scrub plane. It works like a scoop to remove lots of wood.

You could take that sander you have and come up a way to mount a steel rod across the belt, about an inch above the sand paper. Maybe if you built some sort of holder for the entire sander (I assume it is a hand held belt sander?). Like a wooden box with an open top and a cradle in the bottom to secure it the sander upside down like that. Run a rod through the sides of the box just above the shading belt. You can then use that rod to hold a little jig like I did in the video. It would also be good for sharpening gouges and lathe tools.

I assume you don’t have that sander on when you are sharpening? With a rod setup like I mentioned above, you could turn it on since the jig won’t rest on the sander itself. The problem is you will have a hard time getting fine enough grits with a sander like that. You really need to do a lot finer honing that that setup will allow.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#14 posted 04-02-2012 07:30 PM

beltsander ( a B&D Dragster) would be “On” when I sharpen. The wheel under the jig just spins along for the ride. As long as I keep the wheel cleaned out of junk, works just fine. The “bad news”? My #8c’s iron won’t fit this jig….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#15 posted 04-02-2012 07:40 PM

I’m surprised you are not wearing the jig wheel out by letting it ride on the belt.

The fundamental flaw of that setup is the paper is not nearly fine enough. You can get belts up to about 300 I think. I assume you use stones or something for the actual honing?

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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