hand plane group therapy (my journey into it) #5: the last two arrive He He at least for now

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Blog entry by jacob34 posted 05-20-2012 02:01 AM 1427 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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the Stanley no.78 and Stanley sweetheart 5 1/4 jack plane came in. It is finally time to decide with one and dive in to cleaning up, and getten er done.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#1 posted 05-20-2012 02:25 AM

You need a fence and depth stop for the 78, but it looks to be in decent shape. The 5 1/4 looks like that should clean up really nice. You realize this is only the beginning of a nasty addiction, right?? :))

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#2 posted 05-20-2012 02:32 AM

A dandy 5 1/4. You’ll love this plane, very useable!

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

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#3 posted 05-20-2012 03:13 AM

Honestly——- I`m not really laughing so much at you as WITH you!!!!
You WILL have enormous fun on this learning curve and somewhere along the way I can already hear you saying—-”I DO understand these things now!!
Best of all good luck Jacob.
Ron in Sunny Hobart amid my library of planes, shavings and dust.
This morning I`ve been getting ready to have some logs milled by dissembling and de-nailing some pallets for ripping into stickers.
All`s well in my world

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Don W

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#4 posted 05-20-2012 01:04 PM

Nice finds. I typically start by taking them all apart and placing the parts in a seperate container. Then restore as many as you have at once. Its quicker then doing one at a time.

The 5 1/4 looks like it will be sweat!

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

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#5 posted 05-20-2012 01:58 PM

sikrap I was bidding on a broken 78 with those parts and someone out bid me at the last minute. ronnie I have been around machine and wood enough to know you NEVER understand things ever.

Don I didn’t think about that, I can see the benefit. I like the idea of spending more time on one part getting better working knowledge for that part before moving to the next where just doing one plane at a time would not give you that same time with each part.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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