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Handplane Restoration #6: Wondering if I should continue this thread

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Blog entry by WayneC posted 2664 days ago 3089 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m sitting in a hotel room this evening on a week long business trip to Houston. I’ve been looking around on the web quite a bit and see lots of information on this topic available. Matt is doing a good job of covering planes in his podcast, etc.

I’m thinking of just showing the finished results of the restoration of the different bench planes in the project section and moving on to other topics. Any thoughts or feedback?

Anyway, have a good week, have fun and be productive.

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



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David

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#1 posted 2664 days ago

I think you should continue with the thead. Your information on plane restoration is complementary with the information Matt is covering in his podcast series.

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gizmodyne

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#2 posted 2664 days ago

Agreed.-Plus, I think that a blog can be just a journal for your own wants. If you want to write it go for it.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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dennis mitchell

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#3 posted 2664 days ago

I guess the real question is have you learned anything? I have very little interest in planes so just about every thing I know I’ve read on the lumberjocks blogs. So what happens when I find myself at a garage sale with a #5 dewhickle rubbing it with lust…it just might rub off.

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Matt

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#4 posted 2664 days ago

Wayne, where am I going to get my reference sources for this series on hand planes? I say keep it alive if you’re enjoying it. I know I am!

-- Straight grains & sharp blades

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Ethan Sincox

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#5 posted 2664 days ago

I’m with the Giz. Blogs are just as much for you as anyone else, if not more.

I have to admit – I write about things I think others will enjoy reading, but… I mostly write about things I enjoy writing about!

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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Jeff

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#6 posted 2663 days ago

Keep it up, Wayne. I’ll always read them!

Developing a proficiency and using my hand tools more is a huge goal. I’d love to get to the point where I can say I only use sand paper about 10 – 15% of the time.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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WayneC

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#7 posted 2663 days ago

Thanks all for the encouragement. I will keep on.

Caliper, have you checked out Phil’s hand tool use in the detailed view if how he created his Jack plane .

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

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Jeff

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#8 posted 2663 days ago

Just checked it out, Wayne. That’s pretty slick. I’ve read about making your own but felt tht was a few years down the road. He does a fine job of making it seem relatively simple though. Thanks for the link.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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WayneC

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#9 posted 2662 days ago

Your welcome. Hock sells a plane making kit . I’m thinking that is where I will start when I get ready to make a plane. There is also a great book on the subject by David Finck.

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

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John Gray

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#10 posted 2452 days ago

Keep up the blog it is very informative and a good read!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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