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Blog series by lethentymill updated 1562 days ago 2 parts 6504 reads 15 comments total

Part 1: How to Handle a Moulding Plane

1682 days ago by lethentymill | 12 comments »

Judging by the damage that appears on old wooden planes, patience soon runs out when we handle things that are not operated by a switch! Sometimes this damage is terminal but often with a little care and lots of determination the wooden plane will work again. This video shows the basics of how to handle moulding planes. There is a lot more to investigate and much of that is to do with sharpening, especially when the moulding plane is complex. It’s hard to know how much interest ...

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Part 2: Tuning Up An Old Wooden Smoothing Plane

1562 days ago by lethentymill | 3 comments »

Allan Fyfe of Lethenty Mill Furniture demonstrates how to use a smoothing plane that he has just restored. Another movie will follow on the restoration process. The restored plane came from a box of old tools that were in bad condition and it turned out to be a product of the Scioto Works of New York. He knows very little about this company, apart from already having two other smoothing planes and would be delighted to hear from anyone who has more information.

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