I have a Delta GR275 bench grinder on the way to me (I hope, anyway, the seller hasn’t given me indication of anything), so I thought it would be a good time to set up a permanent sharpening station, especially since I also just got the Rockler version of the sandpaper sharpening system. So I built a little bench out of scraps laying around: Fine furniture it is not. It’s a space to bolt the grinder to, and still have room on the right for the sandpaper. I wonder if my b...
No [new] pics or videos in this post, but I thought I’d drop a note for posterity to say that I’m excited about my future of hand plane work and the setting up of parts and sharpening of irons that comes with their use. I own this tiny block plane (lucky review #777!), which was very sharp right out of the blister pack, easily making full width, full length curls from the edges of whatever boards I threw at it. I’m very much a set-it-and-forget guy, usually dreading o...
Had a great time today with Rustic Rick his wife Nancy, Billie J. and his wife Lou Ann, SteveMI, and Myself and my lovely wife Kris. I got a cheaper version of the Gripper from Woodline USA, at $16.00, and a router for my Dremel. Oh man they had some wood to die for, we just had no way to get it home. I’ll have to let the other guys tell you what they got cause I wasn’t paying to much attention. Needless to say I couldn’t find any Lathe tools to speak off. Or any thing else ...
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So here is my start of the restoration of the Stanley #3 and #4. I picked these up after going to pick up an air filter from a guy on Craigslist and low and behold he had a few planes he didn’t mind selling me for $15 for both. I’m going to try and include some videos on here as well since I know we all love seeing those! My goals are to bring these beauties back to life bright and shinning and creating some paper thin shavings. The blades look decent still and after cleaning w...
Here is the link to a new video I shot of my personal Sopwith Camel Whirligig in action! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bFxcTDEegU
I’m Starting to build 4 Wooden Planes. 2 Smoothers, a Jack and a Jointer.
While looking for a link to Christopher Schwartz’s blog for my review of his book I noticed his most recent blog entry “Vintage Planes are Better than New” and thought the topic was worth sharing here. In the article, he discusses his purchase of a handplane from Steve Nisbett. Steve is a Machinest that buys old planes and rebuilds them. The planes are then sold from his ebay store. The blog article is a quick read and includes a link to Steve Nisbett’s ebay s...
Last time I showed a wooden moulding plane I have. Now I want to share how I tuned it up. Keep in mind, while I am a professional woodworker, I am not a long time experienced plane user. I have seen some guys doing videos that really know their stuff. I have seen other guys do videos that think they know their stuff. I simply want to share what has worked for me in my short career in hand plane use. Since I don’t have a video camera, this will have to do for now. First, I disassemble...
This was a craigslist item that showed up yesterday evening. I quickly arranged to head over to the sellers house and pick it up. The Stanley 112 is a scraping plane used for finishing surfaces similar to a card scraper. According to Patrick Leach, “this is one of the finest tools ever to have been unleashed on the public from New Britain, Connecticut.” It has been on my shopping list for a while. This one is in pretty good shape. It has some light rust and is missing i...
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