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Sharpening chisels—forget weaker micro bevels

908 days ago by Paul Sellers | 126 comments »

Sharpening chisels—forget weaker micro bevels Controversial though it may seem, and though adopting micro-bevel methods for sharpening chisels may seem to make sense, a freehand convex bevel actually gives exactly the same sharpness as any micro-bevel method, but takes only a fraction of the time to develop. A convex bevel keeps its edge longer, is stronger than most other bevels and needs no special equipment beyond a pair of hands. Establishing the skill to sharpen the convex camber ...

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Tool Mod #2: Cambering the Iron for a Scrub Plane

1484 days ago by swirt | 5 comments »

[Appears in its entirety here: Cambering a Scrub Plane Iron but what follows is the short version.] If you have a true scrub plane, like the Stanley 40, then you probably already have an iron with the right camber (curve) on the cutting edge. If you are in need of a scrub plane for flattening a twisted board there are a lot of good reasons to use an old wooden, transitional plane (the ones half wood with a metal carriage on top) or metal bench plane. Personally I like my Stanley #5 Jack...

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The Sawdust Chronicles Challenge #2: Okay, uncambered smoothing plane. You got my attention.

1907 days ago by Eric | 6 comments »

Okay, so I had 30 minutes to work on the TSDC desk organizer build challenge. I figured the first step is to prep my stock – plane, then sand if necessary. I’m hot and grumpy. It’s like 85 to 90 degrees outside, like always, and I don’t have any fan in the shop. But my Stanley #4 seems to be doing its job pretty well. At least, until I ran my hand over the board. So I guess I’m going to work on cambering my blade before doing anything else. Either that ...

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Stanley Jack Plane Restore

2177 days ago by RobD | 7 comments »

I have been using a vintage Stanley scrub for a while to get my lumber down to the right thickness. However, I have found the space between the handle and the iron on this plane to be a little cramped. After reading Woodworking Magazine’s blog about fore (jack planes), I thought I would see if I could pick up a good cheap #5 and put good camber on its blade.. Here is the Stanley jack plane I bought off eBay for about $20.. From the looks of the low knob, frog and three patent d...

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