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Blog entry by cdaniels posted 05-08-2014 11:47 AM 1001 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got my new Stanley Bailey no. 4 and 5 planes and went downtown in japan to get an 800 and 3000 stones. Also just ordered a honing guide and a Lie Nielsen adjustable mouth block plane! I’m more excited than Willy Nelson in snoop dog’s green house!

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying



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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 05-08-2014 12:06 PM

Congrats, you are on your way!!!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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lilredweldingrod

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#2 posted 05-09-2014 01:36 AM

Chris, I suggest you also try the Japanese style planes. With my back injuries, the push of the western planes is not as easy as the pull with the Japanese style. To push, it is a painful experience and the wheels on my chair will not lock securely enough to stop me from going back from my work. Plus the Japanese planes are a lot of fun to make.

Yes, we can do that! Best wishes, Rand

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cdaniels

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#3 posted 05-10-2014 05:56 AM

I went downtown yesterday to look at makeman at the “Kanna” which is Japanese for hand plane. The design is simple but the irons to get a decent one are very expensive. They have many diff Kanna for sale there cheap tho. They have concave, convex, rabbet, corner, and about 6 diff size regular blade. I might buy a cheap one to get the blade and make my own. Sounds like a neat project

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying

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lilredweldingrod

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#4 posted 05-10-2014 07:57 AM

Yes the Japanese irons are pricy, but you can get other plane irons from American suppliers for less money. the iron does not need to be anywhere a thick at he Japanese. I even used a spade bit to male a rebate plane. That was a lot of grinding, but fun.
Also you can buy the a-1 steel in a blank condition and sharpen it to your specifications.
And you might look at my blog about “My first rebate plane”. !00% KISS principle built.

Rand

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cdaniels

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#5 posted 05-13-2014 12:30 AM

well I tried my hand with the no. 4 last night and was sadly irritated because it left lines on the board or “tracks” I thought I had the corners rounded good enough but i guess not. i’m kind of afraid to grind them too much without getting the roller guide for the proper angle. might resharpen it today and give it another go. it was def sharp enough as i’m missing a large portion of hair on my arm! just gonna need more practice i guess

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying

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cdaniels

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#6 posted 05-14-2014 09:19 AM

I have watched every video on the internet about using and sharpening hand planes right and today I finally tried my hand at it. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong because I used a no. 4 and there’s tear out and track marks and it’s roughing up the board. Really irritating because I normally do things right the first time and I hate not succeeding

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying

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Don W

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#7 posted 05-14-2014 10:27 AM

Very very few people get a plane sharp on their very first try.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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cdaniels

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#8 posted 05-21-2014 10:13 PM

spent about 6 hours truing and flattening the no. 4 last night. Today i’m soar as hell but happy that I put the work in. Then once I put it away I went online and ordered the Veritas Low Angle Smoothing Plane! Just so that I can compare quality.

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying

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