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Vintage Craftsman 306.9121 planer restoration #4: The final Chapter Adding the extensions.

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Blog entry by Don W posted 686 days ago 1505 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Making the Knife setting jig Part 4 of Vintage Craftsman 306.9121 planer restoration series no next part

I had some extensions made and got them installed

Then spent part of Monday turning this

Into this…..

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



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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 686 days ago

That is nice stuff, Don. Flooring, right?

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

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bhog

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#2 posted 686 days ago

Looks like it will be in service for years to come.Nice stack there too.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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chrisstef

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#3 posted 686 days ago

Talk about runnin it through the paces. You got a workhorse Don. Howd the knives fare? What kind are you runnin?

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Don W

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#4 posted 685 days ago

Your right Smitty, its the flooring.

chrisstef, I’m not sure what the knives are. I just took them out and sharpened them.

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

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AnthonyReed

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#5 posted 685 days ago

That would definitely be considered putting it through its paces. It has to be satisfying taking it from tree to laying it on the floor all by your own hand. Congrats on getting the final touches done on the planer, may it serve you well.

-- ~Tony

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canadianchips

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#6 posted 685 days ago

Those extra extensions should help.
Nicely done.
Good Luck with the floor.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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Mauricio

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#7 posted 685 days ago

Your future son in law hook you up with some welding again? Pretty sweet.

Whats the biggest bite you can take with that planner?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Don W

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#8 posted 685 days ago

Yes he did Mauricio. And I recently found out he’s making me a grampa again, so he’s good in my book. He also dropped off a stick welder he’s not using for me. I need to get a 50amp breaker so I can get ‘er hooked up.

Each turn on the crank is about 1/16”. 3 turns is no problem. I’ve done 4, but it chipped the ash to much taking that much. I’m sure with softer wood it would be ok.

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

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Mauricio

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#9 posted 685 days ago

Sweet I wish I had a welder in the family. Congrats on the comming grand kid Don!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Brit

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#10 posted 682 days ago

Wow you really gave that bad boy a workout Don. Great job.

-- 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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Dave

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#11 posted 675 days ago

Don that is the way to do it. You will walk on that floor with a different walk knowing you took it from bark to flooring.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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DaddyZ

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#12 posted 671 days ago

Very Nice Don !! Congrats !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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