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Hand Planes #2: NY Tool Co iron clean-up

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Blog entry by A Slice of Wood Workshop posted 04-19-2012 01:23 PM 953 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Big beast came in the mail today. Part 2 of Hand Planes series Part 3: GLOAT!!! »

I got the iron cleaned up yesterday. Check out my website for more details. I was pretty impressed with the outcome. I gotta get it sharpened now and start cleaning the plane itself. I removed the handle the other day and cleaned out the mortise for a spot for the new handle. Have some left over mahogany, anyone think that will work? Which way is best for the grain to run, vertical or horizontal?

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood



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ratchet

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#1 posted 04-19-2012 01:28 PM

nice work. looking forward to future installments.

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#2 posted 04-19-2012 01:31 PM

Thanks for stopping by ratchet. This is a big learning experience for me, kind of learn as you go (with the help of others).

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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#3 posted 04-19-2012 02:19 PM

Vertical grain is strongest. But depending on the shape of the handle, it may not be possible. Stanley has made totes with horizontal grain for a century and a half. They break, but not easily. Of course those were made from very hard rosewood.

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#4 posted 04-19-2012 03:16 PM

Thanks for the tip Stumpy. I will do the Tool Time again soon. I’m more on a learning curve right now. I have a few things that I’m working on in the shop and have been really busy with the family. Maybe I will do one this coming week on my Dremel multimax. I opened and have used it quite a bit to see how it is and how I like it.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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#5 posted 04-19-2012 05:24 PM

Nice looking iron. You are coming right on along.

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#6 posted 04-19-2012 08:58 PM

my suggestion is to grab a template from lee valley it will give you the proper grain direction, then just add the additional mass needed.

i see shavings in your future.

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

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#7 posted 04-19-2012 11:50 PM

Printed and Saved to favorite websites. Thanks Don.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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