hand planes, my small collection #3: a recent addition, won in a drawing

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Blog entry by Tugboater78 posted 09-20-2013 04:03 AM 1027 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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"

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#1 posted 09-20-2013 04:07 AM

Congrats on the plane. That will be excellent for rough work.

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#2 posted 09-20-2013 02:12 PM

Justin great news! I watched the video before and I have a #6 I’m going to convert. Should make the bench build easier.

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#3 posted 09-20-2013 03:51 PM

Justin, congrats again on winning the plane. That blade could probably stand some additional honing since I didn’t rehone it after the restore video. I then went on to surface a bunch of Sapele and forgot to hone before sending it to you. If it makes you feel better, it was thoroughly field tested.

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#4 posted 09-21-2013 01:32 AM

Thanks Shannon, it looked like it had gotten used a bit I have it sitting beside my stones waiting for time to throw a quick hone. Been busy on my prototypes for the plAne swap and haven’t been able to do much else, have my stack of workbench wood standing behind my outfeed/ settling bench, waiting to be shaved.

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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