|Project by Michael||posted 07-23-2010 03:28 AM||2027 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
Alright so a few of you may remember me asking what the rake angle on a Stanley no. 6 should be in the forums section a few days ago, and first off thanks for your replies.
I went to an estate sale here in Southern WV a few weekends ago and noticed a lot of older woodworking tools, however they were all horribly priced. For example there were several 8” Jorgensen c clamps there with price tags of $25, you gotta be kidding me? Then I noticed this hand plane which was severely rusted at the time laying on a shelf with a sticker for $75. I knew no one in their right mind would pay that much for one of these with the ebay age and all. They were accepting bids on all items so I placed one for $25 and two days later got a call to come pick it up. After several coats of paint stripper i got the sole cleaned up and other parts using a die grinder with a brass brush. Then came the tote which was cracked in two pieces. Luckily my grandfather had an old wards no. 8 which I made a pattern of the tote off of. Now I usually don’t get out of shape on too many things with woodworking but this one irked me…. First I attempted to make one from cherry (closest thing to rosewood in this part of the world) it blew apart while i was shaping it, next I tried one from walnut, also blew apart. So I decided to face glue some hard maple to a 3/8” layer of walnut and BINgo! got it. As you can see it works well, I made a jig to sharpen the iron and follow the method of scary sharpening
-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang