Besides that this is my first foray into hand tools, I’d say it’s going fairly well. I decided to build a false front so the planes would rest at an angle. I changed the layout from the original a bit. I was leaning all of the planes in to take a picture, and the #4 decided to fall out. Luckily I was there to catch it, and there’s a couch directly beneath the till. This concerned me a bit though for obvious reasons. I’m planning on putting 3 rare earth magnets under th...
Hey guys, Here I am making the Shooting board Mike Pekovich covers in his Article. I do my miter setup a bit different than his. So definitely check that article out from Fine Woodworking, and check out my video below. View on YouTube
At long last, we have reached journey’s end :-) I apologize for taking so long to get this last entry done but life got in the way the past few weeks so I’ve been squeezing in working on this plane as I’m able. She’s complete and ready to go to work though! At the end of the last entry, we had flattened the sole and squared the sides up to it. I spent some time working up through some higher grades of abrasive. I’m not going to go into detail on that, just...
We’re in the home stretch now! This part is usually one of the most time consuming depending on the plane. We need our plane to have a flat sole. How flat? Well, it’s really up to you. LumberJock unbob mills his first then hand-scrapes them flat. Mine won’t be that flat! I’m just gonna be doing what he calls “roll over the edges sanding that is called lapping in the woodworking world”. BTW, I’m not picking on unbob, he’s exactly right. But IMHO, “...
Edge planing can be a challenge without a front vise. This birds mouth stop help aid greatly in this task. Check it out and subscribe to my channel.
Well we’ve finished most of our grunt work. All that’s left to do is finish up the base and get this guy ready to make some shavings! The next thing to do is to flatten the sole of the plane and to polish up the sides (maybe flatten them as well depending on what the planes going to be used for). We’ll handle that in a later entry but before we do that, we’re going to put this plane back together. Why do I reassemble it before working on the rest of the body? ...
About nine months ago my dad gave me one of my great-grandfather’s planes, a wooden rabbet plane. When he gave it to me I sharpened the blade as best I could and gave it a try, but set it aside because I didn’t have a specific use for it. Over the last few nights I worked at cleaning it up a bit. The most notable problem was that it was very, very dirty, covered in coal dust. Just touching it to pick it up would cover my hands in black. I scrubbed it down with a few grades ...
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When last we left off, we had done rust conversion on all of our parts except for the main body. So let’s pick up there and take care of body and sole. Just to remind us of what our patient looked like when we got it: I said in the last entry that I would be using a couple different methods of rust removal in this process. The first was the phosphoric acid bath we used on everything but the body. Well, we’re not using that (well not JUST that) on the body. Now, if ...
I’ve been thinking I am going to do this blog but haven’t had just the “right” plane to document the process… until now. I know there are an abundance of these tutorials all over the internet so I don’t pretend to be breaking any new ground here. I just know we all find our own little tricks and tips so I thought I’d show y’all how I do it and hopefully, there’s a useful tidbit in here for someone. Here are some good articles from wkf...
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