|Project by John Fleming||posted 06-02-2010 02:05 AM||2002 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
The Stanley number 7
For my plane class at Palomar College I choose the big one to referbish becasue I wanted to use it to flatten the new workbench. The process is involed and time consuming. Oh yes I did forget how big the bottom was and of course I had to flatten that part. We also cleaned and put on new Japanning. Luckly someone said use your barbercue not the your wifes oven. Saved by a friend. That stuff smells like you would not believe.
I guess the most critical step was getting the mouth square. Not a lot of work but very stressfull. You want to take off enough but not more than you need and it needs to be square to the plane body. That sound when planning a piece of wood is beautiful I recommend everyone try it.
My bench is flat now and I have two baskets of shavings to prove it. All in all it is not a Lie Neilsen plane but if it is has a sharp blade it will do the job. That sound when planning a piece of wood is beautiful I recommend everyone try it.
Woodworker in Training
Palomar College, San Marcos Ca
-- Woodworker in Progress, Oceanside CA