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My Hand Planes- Meet the Boys #2: RECORD #04 Smooth Plane Circa 1955

09-02-2012 07:52 PM by Johnnyblot | 4 comments »

Here we have a RECORD #04 Smoothing Plane.This is shown here in ‘as found’ condition, a recent Ebay purchase. I decided to to do some ‘homework’ to establish when this might have been made? Judging by the parts: -· the frog- flat machined straight sides, from 1931 to 1956. · the body- how the frog is seated. The frog receiver in the body casting was modified from a straight central rib to a wishbone shaped buttress around 1955 to 1960. This plane ha...

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Tool Chest #2: Starting the Shell

05-02-2012 02:44 AM by CartersWhittling | 13 comments »

Hello. I happened to have little work today, so I had time to do some work on the tool chest. A few weeks ago I had skip planed all the parts for the shell, and some of the oak. Skip planing is simply using a heavy set plane to remove the twist and warpage in a board. Thats all. You do not use a try plane or smoother at this point. By skip planing the lumber before hand, the lumber has a second chance to warp if it has to, since there was fresh wood removed from both faces. Now a...

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Just some planes restored #6: Wood Bodied Fillister restored.

03-30-2012 03:29 PM by Don W | 9 comments »

Before More photo's and info

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Done: Simple Headboard Build

02-05-2012 06:30 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 129 comments »

Walnut Headboard Build A quick project that is needed but is also a nice mental diversion from the daily grind. Material pulled from inventory is (very) rough cut ‘wormy walnut’ sapwood that isn’t good for much, but is something around 5/4 thick and is long enough (and wide enough) to do the job before me. Using this for the rails, top and bottom. I’ll joint one edge, work up the face, then rip the piece before deciding on what to do with any design element. ...

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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #9: Now that's just plane smart! (Hand plane surgery and tubafores)

01-15-2012 12:55 AM by StumpyNubs | 13 comments »

What to do with a couple old, useless hand planes? This week Stumpy takes a hack saw to a pair of Stanley’s and a rabbet plane is born! And what’s a tubafore? Stumpy tames one, and it makes him feel like a real man! Finally, we rant about the new fangled technology in the workshop. Enjoy!

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Just some planes restored #9: The #4 FrankenPlane

08-29-2011 01:57 AM by Don W | 4 comments »

My Dad always kept a well used military rifle with a cheap scope sighted in and stuck away in the gun cabinet. Every year one of the neighbors, or neighbors kids would stop by wanting to borrow a deer rifle. Not wanting to let out one of his “good” deer rifles, he would gladly hand over the dully worn but fully functional piece put together for just that occasion. Well, just in case somebody stops by my shop and want to borrow a #4 smoother, I thought I’d put together a p...

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Some new to me hand planes

08-23-2011 01:53 AM by nobuckle | 4 comments »

A good friend of mine is selling some of his planes which means I get to benfit from this activity. I was blessed with the acquisition of a jointer plane and a Stanley No. 5. Here are some pictures I took. I think the Stanley No. 5 is considered a jack plane. I recently learned that the manufacturer’s number cannot be used to guage the type, but it’s the length that determines the type and use – at least as far as Christopher Schwartz’s book on planes is concern...

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shop made tools #1: Shop made Krenov inspired smoothing plane

08-01-2011 01:47 AM by Don W | 14 comments »

A few months ago I found the 1975 version of “The Fine Art of Cabinetmaking James Krenov” at a flee market. It was well worth the $5 I paid for it. I think its well worth the read. One of the chapters explained how to make a plane that I found intriguing. I have wanted to make a plane for a while, and this chapter just added fuel to the fire. The Kenov book probably isn’t the perfect book for making your first plane though. I really liked the planes in the book, but it wa...

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Just some planes restored #7: The #7

06-06-2011 03:48 PM by Don W | 15 comments »

I’ve been searching for a #7 for a while now. I finally stumbled onto one in and antique shop that was within my acceptable price range. My wife and I was riding the bike through southern Vermont and stopped at this small shop. I wound up walking away with a nice #3 and a #7. How great is it to combine two pleasurable pass-times in one afternoon. The nice thing about woodworking as a hobby, is you can work as inspiration strikes. Yesterday I was working on the drawers for my new (wel...

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Just some planes restored #5: Stanley A5

05-23-2011 01:13 PM by Don W | 4 comments »

I don’t have any “before” pictures of this one. It was in pretty rough shape, but cleaned up pretty easy. It works pretty well and I find myself reaching for it more than I anticipated. Someday I’d like to pick up the A4 and A6 as well, but they are a bit pricey and I have several #4’s and #6’s. It seems Patrick Leach didn’t seem to care for these aluminum versions, but this one stays in my collection.

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