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Finding the right hand plane

433 days ago by parkerdude | 7 comments »

I’ve been looking to grow my hand plane collection for almost a year. A Stanley #6 kinda satisfied my tastes, I don’t make a lot of large projects, and nice Stanley #7’s and #8’s usually command premium prices. This #6 showed up on eBay, and I bid until I won. A whole $39.75 Man, this thing is HUGE! Well at least for me. It weighs just under 8 pounds. (from Patrick’s Blood & Gore website), and the sole and sides were evenly covered in rust. Not so bad, almost 3 hours later I had draw filed, sanded, and lapped the rust away. I tuned the important places as I cleaned and reassembled the plane. The blade was pretty dull, wh...

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