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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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New sole on an old wood Jack plane #2: Finish up, adjust and shaves.

06-06-2011 11:35 PM by mafe | 20 comments »

New sole on an old wood Jack planeFinish up, adjust and shaves. I dye the plane body, to give it back its patina. With a cloth and casual moves. Linseed oil brings back the glow. Now time to pump some iron!Just a little time to create a new primary bevel. And glue the handle back in. Clamp and leave to dry over night. Tobacco.Rust remover (Thank you Andy). Wash. Clean up. This is where we want to go, not too much, not too little. Sharpening. Grease it up.I ...

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New sole on an old wood Jack plane #1: The operation as it went.

06-06-2011 11:25 PM by mafe | 24 comments »

New sole on an old wood Jack planeThe operation as it went. I got this wonderful old Jack plane from England with a bunch of other wooden planes.This guy needed plenty of love to become a plane again.An ugly handle and someone did a terrible job when giving it dye.So this guy spoke to my heart more than my eyes, he sort of screamed ‘help me’ and I felt for this old chap, that had probably done plenty of work for him to deserve some love again. The poor guy almost lost his sole.Someone h...

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