Shannon, known as the Renaissance Woodworker , had a blog about a month ago on how to turn a regular “junk” handplane into a cheap scrub plane. His blog is one of several I check out for tips and general woodworking info.
He had 2 planes donated from Hyperkitten, a transitional plane and a Stanley #5, that he worked on. Cleaned them up just a little, and put a heavy camber on the blades.
You can read/watch it here
He offered both planes to anyone who commented on his video/blog about any projects you would use the planes for. He would draw the names and ship them out. I commented and fully expected not to win, but figured it was worth a shot. Been meaning to make one of my planes into one eventually but time to do so hadn’t came about.
Last week I received an email saying I had won the Stanley, he just needed an address. It arrived today via UPS so thought I would share.
I will probably clean it up a bit more but will defiantly make use of it. One good use will be to take my future workbench lumber down a bit before I throw my better planes on it.
-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"