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Blog entry by WayneC posted 03-28-2007 04:22 AM 5385 reads 13 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a personal blog where I plan to include reference material related to handplanes.

This is for me to capture information in this area and allow for people to comment if they wish. I am thinking of capturing the following topics:

  • Handplane Books
  • Handplane related videos
  • Handplane related web sites
  • Sharpening References
  • Plane Restoration References
  • Handplane Construction References
  • Block Plane Recommendations
  • Bench Plane Recommendations
  • Shooting plane recommendations
  • Links to shooting board plans
  • others topics as needed

I will update each of the sections periodically as I add information. Perhaps it will be added to a Wiki one day.

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



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BassBully

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#1 posted 03-28-2007 05:08 AM

WayneC,

I like the new picture. You look cute.

I will be interested in reading your posts. I’ve been doing some research on planes and really don’t know the differences between Manufacturers, (E.g., Stanley, Fulton, etc) and which are best. Also, maybe you’ll teach us a little about japanning which I have no idea what that means. Currugated vs. flat, blah blah.

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!

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scottb

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#2 posted 03-28-2007 05:53 AM

I second that… would like to make some of my own… Been following Philly and Ethan’s adventures with their planes… someday I’ll make my own… I know enough to know that my little block plane isn’t quite up to every task I throw its way!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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johnnybwood

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#3 posted 03-28-2007 06:23 AM

I’d really like to learn about restoration. I bought a bench plane on eBay for $0.99. It looks like hell but works beautifully.I’ve cleaned it up some, lapped the sole and sharpened the blade but I’d liike to find out how to safely remove the rust from the frog and depth adjustment mechanism. Let me know if you come up with anything and I’ll do the same.

-- JWB

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WayneC

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#4 posted 03-29-2007 03:44 AM

Thanks, I will get to working on getting some info up. I’m on the road this week, so it will probably be the weekend.

The picture is one of my dogs. I figured I had enough posts that I had better get something other than the stock logo up.

Johnny, I have a series going on restoring a set of bench planes. Your may want to check it out. Also Ethan just did a low angle block plane restoration. You may be interested it.

I also really like Phil’s posts. His latest on the jack plane is a real good example of his work.

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

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Don Niermann

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#5 posted 08-04-2007 04:19 AM

Forget the Japaning its expensive and hard to find
Don

-- WOOD/DON (...one has the right to ones opinion but not the right to ones own facts...)

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Don Niermann

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#6 posted 08-04-2007 04:23 AM

It also may ruin the value of the plane if you screw it up.

-- WOOD/DON (...one has the right to ones opinion but not the right to ones own facts...)

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PanamaJack

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#7 posted 08-04-2007 04:43 AM

This might sound silly Wayne, but just what is the ”Japaning” on a plane?

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

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WayneC

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#8 posted 08-04-2007 05:01 AM

Japanning is the black finish on the metal. It is baked on and then the metal on the plane is machined on the bottom and sides.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanning

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

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PanamaJack

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#9 posted 08-06-2007 04:32 AM

Thanks Wayne.

Have you ever “re-baked” Japaning back on to a plane you wanted to restore totally?

Is it needed?

I have noticed that on eBay people selling planes often state this “Japaning” in the write up.

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

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WayneC

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#10 posted 08-06-2007 04:56 AM

I have not. I do not belive needed. I use clear schallac to protect the body of the plane. If the plane has collector value, painting or re-japanning the plane can reduce it’s value.

However, I belive if you do some searching on google, you can get information on how to rejapan a plane.

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

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Max

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#11 posted 08-06-2007 05:32 AM

Wayne,

I am trying to find a Stanley #140 Skew plane which is no longer made by Stanley Lie Nielson makes one like it though and they sell for around $195.00 or so. I see them every now and again on eBay but am unsure or what the value should be on one. Any input on this subject?

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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WayneC

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#12 posted 08-06-2007 02:00 PM

Users seem to sell for around 80 or 90 dollars on ebay. I’ve been looking for a while in antique stores and flea markets. I have yet to find one.

With the LN’s you get a fence and high quality blade. Something to factor into the cost.

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

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Dorje

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#13 posted 08-06-2007 07:46 PM

For those of you wondering what these guys are talkng about…like I was! Check this out.#

Max, at twice the price, factoring in what Wayne said about the blade and the fence, and taking away the tune up time on the Stanley, I’d say that the LN is a good value! Plus, you know exactly what you’re getting from LN versus a plane purchased through ebay. (Not that you can’t get good things through ebay too!)

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

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WayneC

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#14 posted 08-06-2007 08:48 PM

Here is a better photo from the UK workshop Forums. If you click the photo you will be able to read a review of the 140. There appears to be lots of debate relative the need for this plane. It is an interesting read if your interested in using planes for adjusting tennons.

Lie-Nielson 140

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

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WayneC

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#15 posted 08-06-2007 11:36 PM

Here is a Stanley version currently on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/stanley-140-skew-plane-in-good-shape-with-all-parts_W0QQitemZ320143046038QQihZ011QQcategoryZ13874QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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

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