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Around the Shop #7: Deadman Upgrade.

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Blog entry by Don W posted 583 days ago 1895 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When I built my bench I didn’t make a deadman.

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Then one day I needed one and threw this together. A quick and easy but it worked. Not well, and looked like crap so I knew it has to be improved.

So what should I use

So quit some time ago I got some 2” planks that had been stacked outside for a while. I cleaned them up a bit and stacked them in the attic.

So I picked out 2 nice pieces of oak. Ran them through the planer, cut and shaped into a couple of deadmen.

With this process I got a chance to use the circular plane. This was so much fun. This may be the first time I actually used this plane in a project. The first curve took some getting used to. By the second one I had the adjustemnt down and was working like a pro.

Along with several other hand planes. The #65 is set for fine and thin and the #9 1/2 a bit thicker and faster. The 608 was the jointer on this project.

Smoothed with the sweet little #708

And the veritas came out

A couple of the molder came into play along the way.

And now there is one on both sides of the bench.

Thanks for looking!

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



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grizzman

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#1 posted 583 days ago

what a sweet project, all with your plans, i bet you had a great time, they look good…great project…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 583 days ago

nice to see the old gang at work :-)
like your simple aproch to the dead man
thanks for sharing Don

take care
Dennis

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Brandon

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#3 posted 583 days ago

A vast improvement, Don. Does it hang from the bench, or sit on the ground?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Don W

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#4 posted 583 days ago

Thanks Brandon, it sits on the floor.

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

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terryR

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#5 posted 583 days ago

Looks great, Don!

That’s a pretty piece of oak…and a nice showcase of handplanes!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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jusfine

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#6 posted 583 days ago

Nice job Don!

I like the design too.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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John

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#7 posted 583 days ago

very wow!

inspiring design, execution and hand work!

-- John - Central PA - http://affyx.wordpress.com

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hhhopks

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#8 posted 583 days ago

Looks great.
Nice to get those old tools to do some work..

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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jap

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#9 posted 583 days ago

awesome

-- Joel

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AnthonyReed

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#10 posted 583 days ago

Very nice Don. Huzzah for the #708!

You had a “first time” in there too; i figured everything would be old hat to you at this point. :)

-- ~Tony

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Brit

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#11 posted 583 days ago

Top job Don. That’s a good idea sitting the deadman on the floor. I’ve seen the floor-standing adjustable board jacks, but not floor-standing deadmen.

-- 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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Don W

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#12 posted 583 days ago

Thanks everyone. Its a different design than I planned, but as I was doing it, this just happen, but siting it on the floor was there from the get-go.

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

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bluekingfisher

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#13 posted 583 days ago

Very hand addition to the bench Don, I have seen several versions, however yours looks as though it is convenient yet not in the way when not required.

Nice to see it built with hand tools too.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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EEngineer

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#14 posted 583 days ago

I have one of those circular planes that I inherited when my father-in-law passed. It has been sitting in the “to be restored” pile for a while now. Just never had a project that needed it.

I might have to clean that up and put it to work!

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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stefang

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#15 posted 583 days ago

That looks great! I’m too lazy to build one, so I just pull out the top drawers under my bench to support the work. It works well if you don’t mind some shavings getting into the drawers.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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