Block Plane Tuning
Our next step was to tune our our block planes. We tuned a Stanley 220 and a Stanley 60 1/2.
This is pretty simple. We started by lapping and sharpening the blade as described in our prior blog entries.
We lapped the sole on a diamond plate to flatten it and then polished it on water stones.
We tuned the lever cap by removing paint from the underside on the grinding stone.
and then polished the curve of leading edge of the lever cap.
Here are the finished planes which cut like dreams.
Tool Gloat One
I bought and antique Staley no 7 in good shape. A few replacements but I tuned it up just as described in the prior blogs. Check it out.
The plane will make its appearance in a future blog.
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