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Handplane Restoration #21: Sliding down the slippery slope - Part 2

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Blog entry by WayneC posted 08-19-2007 03:07 AM 3355 reads 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I recieved the second Plough plane from the UK in the mail today. This one is the little sister of the Record 044 I showed in my last blog entry. This one is a small plough plane made by record and imitated by a couple of other manufactures including Marples. This plane is useful for quickly making groves in boards for drawers and similar applications.

Let me introduce the Record 043 to you. I’m show it next to my Lie-Nielson low angle block plane to give you a sense of scale. It was actually smaller than I was expecting. I’m going to clean this plane up and put it to good use in my shop. This one only came with a single blade. Normally they come with 3 blades (1/8”, 3/16”, 1/4”) and metric blades were available as an option. I’m going to have to find additional blades. In the interem, I can use blades from my Record 043.

Record 043 and Lie-Nielson Low Angle Block Plane

Here is a view of the front of the plane.

Record 043 Front

Here is a side view

Record 043 Side View

Again I would like to thank Alf for getting me interested in these planes. Here is a link to a video showing her using a Record 044 to make a groove.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov



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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 08-19-2007 03:21 AM

I like it, Wayne. it will do what it was intended to do. Good one.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Dorje

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#2 posted 08-19-2007 04:21 AM

A beauty -

What size cutter did you get with it?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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WayneC

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#3 posted 08-19-2007 05:12 AM

Thanks.

Dorje, it came with a 1/4” cutter.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Jeff

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#4 posted 08-19-2007 05:18 AM

I’m beginning to have some serious plane envy Wayne. I’m glad you continue to make these posts and thanks for turning me on to Alf’s site. Does the smaller size feel awkward or harder to control?

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#5 posted 08-19-2007 05:23 AM

Your welcome Jeff. I think the smaller size makes it easier to control. You can use it with one hand. I’m going to have to make a planing stop for these guys. I also need to get some bar stock and make some shorter posts.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 08-19-2007 05:59 AM

Another cool tool Wayne.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Karson

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#7 posted 08-19-2007 06:08 AM

Very nice Wayne.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 08-19-2007 08:35 AM

OH Man!...my wife is so gonna kill you.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#9 posted 08-19-2007 08:21 PM

That’s cool.

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Philip Edwards

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#10 posted 08-19-2007 08:55 PM

Nice, Wayne!
Glad to see you are slipping down the slope at quite a rate!
The #43 is a gem – enjoy!
Phil

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 08-19-2007 10:23 PM

Real nice Wayne,
You must have the largest collection of planes in the USA, or getting there.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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WayneC

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#12 posted 08-19-2007 10:49 PM

Thanks Phil. It will be fun to play around with.

Not even close Dick. I’m trying to avoid the collection lable and get a good diverse selection for use in the shop (Although, I’m pretty sure my wife and daughter would agree with you).

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#13 posted 09-01-2007 05:36 PM

Thanks for the heads up on Alf’s video. I followed the link to her website. A lot of good info there. She even has pdf manuals of the Stanley no. 45. Very cool.

-- Vic in Pasco, Washington "It is what it is"-unknown author

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WayneC

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#14 posted 09-02-2007 01:15 AM

Your welcome Vic. Do you have any combination planes. If so, what kind and how do you like them?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#15 posted 09-04-2007 12:09 AM

Hey Wayne.
I ended up replying to your message. But, on the wrong page. DOH! Anyway, I just have the two bodies. A buddy has the whole setup box and all. It’s pretty cool. He got his passed down from his Dad.

-- Vic in Pasco, Washington "It is what it is"-unknown author

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