Stanley hand planes #1: After honing the try out

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Blog entry by exelectrician posted 10-18-2011 10:14 PM 1615 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The pleasure of feeling a really sharp plane in your hand, slicing the wood, and making those curls – the sound of it – the silky smooth finish on your work, wow!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#1 posted 11-17-2011 12:01 AM

Sound like your hook on hand plane my friend…like I always say “Shaving are Amazing”, that’s a nice collection of plane and they look well cared for as well, enjoy…Blkcherry

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#2 posted 11-17-2011 12:05 AM

No argument here, Ex! Gotta love me those hand planes, especially the old Stanleys. Nice set you have there, too. High knob, low knob, a good block… Don’t recognize the one furthest to the right – which is that?

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

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Don W

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#3 posted 11-17-2011 02:20 AM

Well, the Stanley #1 in the title got my attention. I agree 100%

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#4 posted 11-21-2011 01:02 AM

That plane is a Stanley “guage” self setting plane, and it is very inconvenient to “set” but once set it is very nice to use. The steel holds an edge for a lot longer than my other planes.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#5 posted 06-13-2012 11:37 AM

My local “old wares” shop has some of these for $10 each – think I will grab them now :)

-- Terina C

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#6 posted 11-19-2012 04:00 AM

My thoughts exactly when I use mine I seldom use the jointer any more on anything under 3 feet.

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