hand plane group therapy (my journey into it)

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Blog series by jacob34 updated 11-14-2013 06:15 PM 7 parts 10114 reads 67 comments total

Part 1: tools + eBay + me = dog house

05-13-2012 03:36 AM by jacob34 | 13 comments »

I want to be completely honest starting this series by standing up and saying hi my name is Jacob and I am addicted to tools, I also am a collector or pack rat who loves to gamble. This being said I wrote a blog recently to admit I have fallen into the group who embraces hand planes I have seen several videos and read articles that convinced me that both to be a true woodworker one must one at least one and two that they are a essential tool to use whether with power tools or hand tools. I as...

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Part 2: galu gala the first hand plane is here today

05-14-2012 08:45 PM by jacob34 | 15 comments »

My first hand plane has arrived I am in hog heaven, it seems to be in pretty good shape although I am not by any means an expert. The blade seems thin I don’t know maybe it is just me it is honestly the first time holding one in my hands old or new. I tried it a few times with the knowledge that I have not sharped it the bottom is flat and with that being said made some shaving. I also won my last eBay bid I had started, got it for .99 well with shipping of coarse. ...

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Part 3: ah the second batch

05-17-2012 01:46 AM by jacob34 | 3 comments »

the second batch of eBay hand planes have arrived just waiting on the Stanley 5 1/4 jack plane and the Stanley No. 78 which I did bid on and am in the lead for getting one for parts that has the guide and depth gauge. they need some work one is missing a screw in the handle and one has a bad handle.

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Part 4: sitting with the niece and coffee

05-17-2012 02:24 PM by jacob34 | 14 comments »

I am sitting with my 6 month niece and drinking coffee my 4 year old sitting here as well and I mentioned talking to myself hmm which hand plane should I fix up first. My niece says gurgle gurgle burp which I am pretty sure means the small block plane as it looks to be the quickest and a lot of people have said it will be the most used. But my 4 year old says the big one, which is a wooden bench plane and I have no idea of the complete process on that one although I did read that you don̵...

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Part 5: the last two arrive He He at least for now

05-20-2012 02:01 AM by jacob34 | 5 comments »

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.

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Part 6: With help from group therapy router be!!

05-21-2012 12:59 AM by jacob34 | 8 comments »

So I need to give a shout out to Dallas, Big yin, and Sylvain ( sorry if I spelled wrong) for this installment of my hand plane group therapy session. I posted a forum on router planes purely out of curiosity as I really did not know much about them. The before mentioned jocks pointed out the ease of building one and pointed me in the right direction. I have built my first and while it did not turn out exactly as I wanted ( mostly my skill level and lack of patients ) it is functioning and ga...

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Part 7: ok I give block planes are nice to have.

11-14-2013 06:15 PM by jacob34 | 9 comments »

So when I started down this hand plane road I will admit I did not have any idea what I was doing. I purchased hand planes on E Bay with the opinion that I could figure it out as I go, kinda a shot gun approach if you will. This resulted in some purchased that I fell in love with such as a 5 1/4 bench plane that honestly at this point is used more as a smooth plane than a fore plane. I also though bought a block plane well a few, okay, okay I bought like five but they were all different quali...

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