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Handplane Restoration #22: Sliding down the slippery slope Philly style

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Blog entry by WayneC posted 09-24-2007 05:09 AM 5802 reads 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 21: Sliding down the slippery slope - Part 2 Part 22 of Handplane Restoration series Part 23: Stanley Bedrock 603 Type 6 »

I’m a firm beliver in supporting other LumberJocks when I can and I’ve been in the hunt for a good miter plane for a while. I was impressed with Phil's wooden miter planes and decided to order one. It actually arrived a couple of weeks ago, but with my work schedule I really have not had time to try it out.

Phillip Edwards Miter Plane

It is a wonderful plane. Well made. Phil made the blade as well as the plane. It was well tuned when it arrived. I basically set it on the bench, put the blade in, then the wedge, tapped the wedge in. Tapped it a few times on the nose and was off an running.
The plane has a very fine mouth and takes nice shavings. I’ve used it on my shooting board and it works quite well.

Mouth

Here is a photo of it on the shooting board

Miter Plane on Shooting Board

And one with it apart

Miter Plane dissassembled.

This is a really wonderful purchase and well worth the investment. It will get many years of use in my shop.

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



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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 09-24-2007 05:43 AM

Great Blog, Wayne. You got it here quick. We were just talking about it this morning. I got on Philsville tonight and then went to the shop and started a plane. I gotta try this. I am impressed with Phil’s work. Great tecnique and very functional.I think maybe we lost something when we started to buy our tools instead of making them. The guys like Phil are teaching us the difference. Thanks for the photos,Wayne.
Tom

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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WayneC

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#2 posted 09-24-2007 05:59 AM

Thanks Tom. I agree about losing something by not making our own tools. I’ve got the stuff to make a couple of Krenov style smoothing planes. I’m going to give it a try before long.

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

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#3 posted 09-24-2007 04:15 PM

Very decent looking plane .
You should really enjoy working with that.
I have plans for a brass infil and a box plane for this winter I hope if I ever get the darn brass stock.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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WayneC

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#4 posted 09-24-2007 04:51 PM

Thanks Bob. Phil does great work.

Have you tried looking on eBay for the brass stock? That is where I have been finding metal stock lately.

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

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#5 posted 09-24-2007 08:34 PM

Nice looking plane Wayne. I’ve got an old one I’m gonna take a pic of, and see if you can figure out what it is. I have no idea. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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WayneC

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#6 posted 09-24-2007 08:37 PM

Looking forward to seeing it Mike. Perhaps we can get you to put if back into use.

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

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#7 posted 09-25-2007 01:59 AM

Beautiful Wayne (and Phil!) -

Is the wood Osage Orange? Or???

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

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WayneC

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#8 posted 09-25-2007 02:38 AM

Phil did a great Job. The wood is Goncalo Alves.

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

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#9 posted 09-25-2007 02:42 AM

Great looking Plane Phil and Wayne.

I wish you many fine shavings with it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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WayneC

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#10 posted 09-25-2007 04:42 AM

Thanks Karson. Phil provided the skill and all of the work….. I’m just the happy new owner.

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

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Philip Edwards

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#11 posted 10-06-2007 06:14 PM

Wayne
Glad you like your plane – she looks great! Well, I would say that ;)
Good looking shooting board you have there, too. And I did notice the other gloats in the pic – HNT Gordon hammer and L-N brush? Very nice :)
Best regards
Phil

ww.phillyplanes.co.uk

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#12 posted 10-06-2007 07:07 PM

But no shavings. Wayne we wanna see the curls, up close, full width and trans-illuminated!
BTW I’m liking that shooting board as well. The ramp providing a shearing action is an improvement over the plans I have seen. Have you blogged that one?

I keep telling myself that after the Christmas gift making frenzy this will be the Year of the Plane for me, when I learn how to effective use these tools and make a few.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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WayneC

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#13 posted 10-06-2007 10:29 PM

I think the plane is a gloat. The brush has been living on the bench for quite a while. I could not quite get myself to use a MDF shooting board with your plane…

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

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WayneC

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#14 posted 10-06-2007 10:48 PM

I’ll post some action shots down the road. The shooting board is a self-reward for some hard work. I’ve been working long hours and weekends pretty much over the entire summer. I’ve got two weeks of vacation starting this weekend and expect to get the shop back in order and some work done. Perhaps I will even get it tour ready.

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

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#15 posted 10-08-2007 01:34 AM

Wayne, Debbie and I would love to do an inspection!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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