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How I Do Hand Plane Rehabs #10: Flattening the Sole and the Sides

12-08-2016 01:01 PM by HokieKen | 4 comments »

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, “...

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Make and Use a Birds Mouth Stop

12-08-2016 12:23 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

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.

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How I Do Hand Plane Rehabs #9: Putting it All Together

12-05-2016 04:31 PM by HokieKen | 4 comments »

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? ...

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Tools #2: Wood rabbet plane

11-21-2016 01:42 AM by Dan Wolfgang | 2 comments »

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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IMHO Fascinating Woodworking Video #4: Emergency Hand Plane

11-19-2016 01:09 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

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How I Do Hand Plane Rehabs #3: Preparing the Body and Sole

11-16-2016 02:00 PM by HokieKen | 3 comments »

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 ...

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How I Do Hand Plane Rehabs #1: Breakdown and Evaluation

11-11-2016 07:03 PM by HokieKen | 3 comments »

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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Building my Workbench #6: Do these sticks make my slab look flat?

11-10-2016 01:22 PM by HokieKen | 3 comments »

Oh dear… What is he doing? Is this the second entry in a single week? Yes, yes it is :-) I got a couple of free hours last night so decided to sneak in a little bench work. I decided I was going to flatten the slab I glued up over the weekend. But wait, aren’t you supposed to wait until the bench is done to flatten it? Well, yes. And I didn’t completely flatten it, that will be when I finish the build. But, my thinking is that this is the bulk of my top. Once I di...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #78: Resurrecting a Coffin Smoother - Part II

09-30-2016 03:10 PM by Paul Bucalo | 0 comments »

The glued fractures appear to be holding up well. Since the fractures weren’t smooth and the sole wasn’t flat—with major gouges between the mouth and toe—I decided to take some course grit to the outside and flatten the sole. The sole is flat and the gouges are gone. Progressing through the grits should make this look, feel and work better once finished. The wedge is shot. A replacement will have to be made. The trouble area is really betwee...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #77: Resurrecting a Coffin Smoother - Part I

09-29-2016 02:02 AM by Paul Bucalo | 0 comments »

My Dad acquired a beat-up coffin smoother a long time ago. Either he abused it or got it from someone who had. At some point he decided it wasn’t worth much, stuck it in a cubbyhole in his basement, and there is sat for several decades. I came along this past summer and figured I would try to make it useful again. I posted the following picture here before. This gives you a ‘Beginning’ picture of the project I’m taking on. I needed to seal up the blown out frac...

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