Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'hand plane'

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Pimping out an imported plane #1: New blades/old planes - first impressions

01-30-2008 09:29 PM by Bob #2 | 20 comments »

I figured it was about time I tried to tweak a new plane. These planes were made in India, under the award brand, but they look very similar to those made by Groz Industries. , Ambika, and Anant tools etc. I purchased these three planes at a local store here for from $15.00 to $40 each.Having attempted to restore several old Bailey’s and Sargents and Stanley’s I found that lately the prices on E-bay for vintage tools has been tarnished by extremely high shipping costs and the in...

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Hand plane DIY blog #3: Hand plane DIY convex (Krenov style)

01-26-2011 10:11 PM by mafe | 10 comments »

Hand plane DIY convex.Or Mike meets Mads style… THIRD PART FINALE.Press here for first part.Press here for second part. To remind you, this is what we are after. A hand plane, ‘block plane’ size, made for a rounding of 22 cm (app. 4 inch).As you can see Krenov style, and a touch of Japan, at least this was my wish… This part will cover the rounding of the sole, and the finish. Last blog ended with the circle jigs made, here they are, now cut to size. Painters tape to h...

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Japanese tools #25: Japan meets Krenov II - MaFe style Kanna jointer (Handplane).

03-23-2014 04:33 PM by mafe | 17 comments »

MaFe style Kanna jointer IIJapan meets Krenov In this part I will fit the kanna-mi (plane iron) into the dai (body), to the Japan meets Krenov Naga-Dai-Kanna (jointer plane) I build when I visited my friend Jamie in Scotland last summer. Part one I build the kanna (hand plane): the kanna-mi (plane iron): up a kanna (Japanese hand plane) This is the kanna I build in Scotland, but never had th...

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Just some planes restored #15: 2 new Sargent Hand Planes (#708, #415)

09-09-2012 01:54 PM by Don W | 10 comments »

I post this yesterday on my blog but didn’t get a chance to post it here, so I’ll add the 2 new Sargent planes together. The #708 is posted here. I bought this plane because it came with some others that I made a deal on. It didn’t have a iron and it sat for a while. After doing some research I found out these go for a quit a bit of money, so I figured I find a blade and get it working. The #708 is a #3 size smoother. After looking around a bit and emailing a few people, ...

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Just some planes restored #12: Let's trick out a type 21 #4

07-03-2012 12:58 PM by Don W | 18 comments »

Ok, I know type 21 isn’t really a type, its actually the type after the last type, but then we know most types are a bit vague anyhow. I am always a little saddened by some statements I hear about the later Stanley planes. Although some of it is justified, most of it can be easily overcome and all can be fixed to make a great user plane. I think overlooking these later planes leaves a whole set of possibilities off the table. Some of the things I like about the later plane...

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Hand tool tips and tricks #2: Classes

05-25-2012 03:22 AM by RGtools | 17 comments »

My wife and I have a small B&B in the Applegate Valley. In an effort to work towards getting me on staff full time we have decided to start offering classes. Take a look here if you are interested. Here is a small selection of what I am planning to offer. As time and requests permit I hope to add more. Understanding Bench Planes Per Person Price: $70 In the class we will discuss the primary set of planes for a hand-tool woodworker: The fore, try, and smoothing planes. We w...

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refurbishing old tools #14: An old stick n rabbet

03-13-2012 11:04 PM by Dave | 26 comments »

Here is an old plane that BoxCarMarty helped me find. It seems that the British used a whole bunch of planes to make a window sash. The Americans invented a version to cut the inner and outer groves at the same time.The outer is called the stick because of the sticking board used to make it. The inner grove is a rabbet that the glass would be set in then glazed. My wife has been on me to get her a few old windows so she could put pictures in them and hang em on the wall. Well being the cheaps...

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Hand Carved Box part 1

05-17-2010 11:55 AM by bigchopperoo | 5 comments »

Hello everybody. I’ve got a 4 part series on how to make a hand carved box using mostly hand tool. Not much more to say other that, enjoy the show.Oh yeah, Safety Dan says “hi”.

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Handplane Performance Tuning #3: Chip Breakers & Cap Irons

01-21-2014 05:50 PM by OSU55 | 5 comments »

Cap iron or chip breaker, blade or iron – Some folks write treatises about which term is “correct”. I use the one that comes to mind, they mean the same thing. Chip Breaker Function The chip breaker adds mass to the blade and adds stiffness to the blade, and with the lever cap pushing down, seats breaker & blade flat on the frog, creating more blade stiffness (cap iron). A very important, but lesser known, function of the chip breaker is to create a force down the wood fibers as the...

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Building a Moving Fillister Plane #1: Precursor and laminating the body

06-12-2014 10:46 PM by Wally331 | 4 comments »

Intro- I’ve been using a lot of wooden planes recently and have really come to enjoy their lightness and the feel of wood sliding on wood. Obviously there are a ton of vintage woodies out there; however, I quite enjoy making my own versions of them. They are a lot cheaper (if you have some time on your hands) and you don’t have to deal with old warped wood and a host of other problems you may encounter. I can’t say I am an expert by any means, I’m simply sharing my...

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