Conceptually, a plane is a fairly simple device. It holds some kind of cutter that can be passed over a piece of wood to effect a cut. To work well, it needs to hold the cutter securely, and may have fences, guides or stops to help control the path of the cut. And even those fences, guides and stops aren’t there to help with making the cut, just to ensure consistency. So that’s it. Hold the cutter securely. In a Krenov-style plane, there are a small number of pieces that factor...
My first experience with handplanes were two 70’s era Stanleys (the block with a red lever cap, and a Handyman smoother) I “rescued” from a drawer in my dad’s garage three years ago. He had a brief flirtation with woodworking around the time I was 5, and the planes had obviously been unused since. The climate here is pretty dry, so there was only minor surface rust to deal with. I cleaned them up, worked on the soles a bit, and without really knowing what I was doing, turned the smoother into...
Managed to get all four sections of the top glued up. A bit laborious, but pretty straightforward. Decided to take a suggestion and use some jatoba for contrast. The plan was to glue up 4 sections of boards. Then I’d flatten each section before gluing the sections together. The rationale was that it would be easier to flatten each section using the powered jointer and planer than it would be the entire top using hand planes. There were two problems with this approach, both of whic...
I’ve only been using hand planes for maybe two years. I’ve learned a tremendous amount from reading the articles and blogs from some of the Lumberjocks members and elsewhere online. I thought it would be neat to show some detailed pics from some of the hand planes in my collection. K7 vs KK7 The first used plane that I purchased was a Keen Kutter KK7. I didn’t know much about planes at the time other than I wanted a jointer plane to flatten a laminated workbench that I...
My plane addition is in full swing. I was looking at scrub planes and jack planes and eventually want to get a Stanley No. 7 joiner plane as well. But watching a lot of Paul Sellers videos and he’s a huge fan of the No. 4 for just doing about anything. And I’m a big fan of his. He keeps two No. 4’s to hand. One set up like a normal smoother, and one with a cambered blade, chip breaker set back, and a wide open mouth. He basically uses this as a scrub plane for removing lots ...
Heres a Stanley No 18 Block plane I picked up. I decided to do a full resto. I know it’s not necessary but I like my tools clean and shiney. The first 2 picks are before shots. The last 2 are after paint dried. I’ll post some more and a complete write up once it’s reassembled and operational.
My latest video on the Não Só Serradura Youtube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ19lqOF8p8
It has been a long time since I did any work on the wood for the workbench. It was Steelhead season after all and a man has to have priorities :0), I landed 3 in this, my first season. Now that the season is over, I have been busy processing the wood. The legs and stretchers were planed using the Dewalt 733, which was very difficult due to the weight of the wood.Today I hand planed down the last rough sawn side of the second beam that will be used for the bench top: Here you can ...
I am writing this blog to describe my journey down the bench plane path. I hope that it does not bore everyone. I have a small shop in my two car garage which has two cars it in. In other words very cramped, but I have a niche in which I store my wood working tools. I have an assortment of power and hand tools: table saw, router, circular saw, jig saw, hammers, screw drivers, chisels etc. However I have only one small block plane:I don’t know how it came into my possession, nor does ...
The last video on building my workbench. http://youtu.be/n0iY1vvdSCM
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