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Transitional restores #1: First transitional restore

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Blog entry by Don W posted 1048 days ago 1516 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve put off restoring transitional planes for a couple of reasons. First I heard they were hard to tune, and they can be easy to find, but a bit more pricey then their metal counterparts. Well, I think I’m in the game now. I’ve had this plane for a while, and finally got around to fixing her up. I was extremely surprised at how nice it worked. Its an Ohio Tool 15” jack.

And restored…............

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



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WayneC

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#1 posted 1048 days ago

Looks pretty and it works well. Thanks for sharing.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Brit

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#2 posted 1048 days ago

Nice doorstop.

Seriously though, you did a nice job on that one Don. Looks like a really useful plane that you can use for extended periods of time due to it being lighter than an all-metal equivalent.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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mafe

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#3 posted 1047 days ago

Wauuu, that became so beautiful!
What a wonderful plane there, yes you have the grip now, and all the details are spot on.
Congrat on that new friend to your hands.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Brad

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#4 posted 1040 days ago

Don,

You obviously took great care in restoring this plane to a thing of beauty and functionality. I picked up a Stanley #26 transitional recently and am going through the process myself. How did you go about flattening the sole? I feel confident about the rest (cleaning, sharpening, removing rust), but don’t want to muck things up on the critical sole flattening process.

Regards,
Brad

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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Don W

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#5 posted 1039 days ago

Brad. I will flatten a wood plane sole with my Stanley #8. Turn it upside down in a vice and run the wood plane accross it. I’ve also used the plane on a really low setting. Belt sander would work as well.

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

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racerglen

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#6 posted 1029 days ago

I’m still baffled by how many planes come with paint splatters. Somehow leaving your prized tools where that can happen is just WRONG !
I’ve got an Ohio a bit smaller than this sitting on my bench now, had it for years and Don’s the inspiration to get er dun! Nice work.

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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