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Handplanes of your dreams

by Bertha
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#20651 posted 10-04-2012 11:48 PM

Bertha

Very nice pistol there.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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thedude50

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#20652 posted 10-04-2012 11:48 PM

al the asus has a 2 year warranty and one year for accidental damage if you regester it the day you buy it so do that it has save me big time

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#20653 posted 10-04-2012 11:56 PM

Thanks Arlin and Dude50. I think I’m going with the combo. I’ve had nothing but good experiences with ASUS mobos; in fact, I’m on one now. I always went Toshiba for laptops for some reason; had a really good one once (boat anchor now).
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Arlin, I’ve got lots of weapons an honorable veteran would appreciate. I still don’t have that M249, though:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#20654 posted 10-05-2012 12:00 AM

Al,
In your photobucket account you can choose what resolution that the pictures will be once uploaded. Pick the 600 x whatever and from then on they will be optimized for LJ formatting.

I use a cheap camera that never leaves the shop. I put an Eye-Fi SD card, which has on-board wifi, in the camera at it automatically uploads every pic to photobucket. I can then access them from my phone or directly on LJ’s.

Now, I take a pic. Set the camera down. Then walk to the computer, and the pic is right there in photobucket to be inserted into the post. No wires, plugs, uploads, down loads. Just take a pic and insert into LJ post. Cool – I think.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#20655 posted 10-05-2012 12:25 AM

That sounds pretty slick Scott…

I have a program that I use to resize them by just dropping the pictures onto the program. I’ve got one for 600 width, and one for 1600 width. I then upload those to my webserver into folders, and a php file reads the folders and adds the 600 wide pictures to the page as links to the 1600 wide pictures. Crude, but effective.
as an example: http://www.mosquitomediaserver.com/projectLogImages/Counter%20Tray/

It makes it easy to find what I’m looking for

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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StumpyNubs

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#20656 posted 10-05-2012 12:26 AM

I heard there was a shooting in this thread and a computer may have been killed… Hope it wasn’t a postal worker or Al Qaeda or anything like that. I always assumed it would be ME who was the first guy around here to go nuts and climb a water tower. But Bertha?

Bandit came over to my thread and told me Al has “dirty hair” or something…

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#20657 posted 10-05-2012 12:28 AM

trying to figure out the colour “scheme” on this Craftsman plane. Kinda, sorta looks like maybe a greenish blue….

Same with the cap iron. Looks like I’ll need a way to cut threads in some Stanley style knobs, now need about three, maybe four.

As for this little plane, I think they are running @ $30-40 right now. Looks like I better get busy and clean him up. Maybe Rustoleum makes a colour match????

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#20658 posted 10-05-2012 12:29 AM

I launch the pb app on my phone, take the pic, get the link to the pic and paste it in the post with exclamations before and after…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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WhoMe

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#20659 posted 10-05-2012 12:37 AM

Mos – thanks for the history lesson on that metallic plane.

dude – go for it, I’m not bidding on it. I need too many other users before I start actually collecting rarities.
I had put in a couple of early bids for a Ty11 #4 1/2C on ebay but it very quickly got out of my ‘affordability range’. It is for the best anyway. Shouldn’t be purchasing any tools until I get a job. BUT for kicks and giggles, Dude, when you get time, PM me on what your friend wanted for that plane you PMed me on. I am real curious. I will be sure to PM you when I get some steady cash coming in.

Lovin’ that buck rogers. That chrome is in great shape from the pictures.

Exelec – Nice #10 restore. One of those is on my list of wants way in the future too.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies and the wall gets in the way.. - Mike -

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Dan

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#20660 posted 10-05-2012 12:45 AM

Bandit, what plane is running 30-40 dollars? The craftsman??

I doubt it was green, maybe someone spray painted it with that color in the past… I have never seen a green craftsman product. They are usually black, red and blue…

I don’t know anything about tablets or other hand held things… As for photos, I put the SD card in my laptop, take the pics off the card, open them in Picasa to crop and adjust color if needed. I can also change the file size in Picasa. I don’t know much about computer stuff though…

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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Arlin Eastman

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#20661 posted 10-05-2012 12:47 AM

Al

The gun I always wanted was the Browning Automatic Rifle or BAR from ww2 and I also always wanted the Desert Eagle .44. I had the mini eagle however, I sold it to my son in law who is a police officer and him and my causin who is a Deputy Shariff and they and some of the Dept friends come out and shoot at my place.

There are times we have 30 to 45 officers here at once have a BBQ and shooting pistol and rifle and shotguns. Sounds worse then the military fireing range. lol

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#20662 posted 10-05-2012 12:51 AM

Hey Al… I just got a new antique.

French Model 1853/1867 Snider Conversion, later modified to become a sporter for foraging/hunting (aka “ZULU” shotgun). These were generally French percussion muzzle-loading rifles from the 1840s/50s, converted to accept the Snider breech-loading system beginning 1867, allowing the acceptance of a cartridge. This particular one was my great grandfather’s. It’ll look great in my office, but I don’t think I’ll chance firing it.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#20663 posted 10-05-2012 12:52 AM

I’ve seen green craftsman planes. This ain’t one I saw in person, but the 70s crown logo is typical.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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bhog

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#20664 posted 10-05-2012 12:58 AM

Dito I have one of those craftsman 9 1/2 clones and it has silver textured paint.

Wheres Don at?

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#20665 posted 10-05-2012 01:08 AM

@hog – don must be our saving the empire. All tied up with whoopin joba the huts ass.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Arlin Eastman

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#20666 posted 10-05-2012 01:13 AM

Stumpy

That is an awesome prussion cap gun and well kept I might add.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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StumpyNubs

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#20667 posted 10-05-2012 01:22 AM

In truth, I grabbed those photos off the net rather than get out the camera. But it looks exactly like mine.

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#20668 posted 10-05-2012 02:00 AM

Smitty….

Don’t Anthropomorphize Your Tools. They Hate That

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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Bertha

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#20669 posted 10-05-2012 02:03 AM

Stumps, are you serious? It’s glorious. Arlin, I had the Desert Eagle .44 for about a week. I made almost $1000 on it b/c they banned it temporarily or some nonsense based on the weight. I think it was Clinton’s dumba$s idea. Anyway, the price shot up and I unloaded it.
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I’m not sure you want it, Arlin. It was super front heavy and the machining was less tight than I expected. It was kind of a bore to shoot but it’s a really cool feeling gun. Everything is coarse and oversized. The recoil was really nice for an unported .44 but the gun weighed like 20 pounds, lol. If you must have it, go stainless .50, man:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#20670 posted 10-05-2012 02:14 AM

Dan, really like the restoration station. I’m on an organization kick right now so its nice to see how you have things set up.

Wow Jay that buck rogers cleaned up NICE!

I’m gonna have to look for that pb app.

Scott, great pic (Joiner – Gardner)!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#20671 posted 10-05-2012 02:15 AM

Scott – Acan you believe that? Think he saw it here?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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lysdexic

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#20672 posted 10-05-2012 02:40 AM

JayT – superb job on the MF 714. I think those planes are cool as hell. But then again, like Al, I like Volvo styling as well.

Dan, thank you so much for taking the time to “introduce” us to your restoration station. Very informative.

That said, may I ask a stupid question. Thanks.

Simple Green: I’ve never used it but have looked at it in stores. Every bottle that I’ve seen says it’s a concentrate which implies that it should be diluted. However, every bottle comes with a spray nozzle which implies that it is ready to use. Why would some one put a spray nozzle on a concentrate. I don’t get it. LOL.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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Mauricio

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#20673 posted 10-05-2012 03:08 AM

I need to know too. I actually bought the spray bottle but am scared to use it because its not diluted. LOL>

Someone online said it was good to get grease off of the cabinets above the stove which is why I bought it but have yet to try it.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Dan

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#20674 posted 10-05-2012 03:56 AM

I use simple green for all my cleaning needs. Its used in my house for the kitchen, bathroom and on my floors. Also use it all the time in the shop..

I have bought the spray bottles of Simple Green and used it just like that without diluting. As far as I know the spray bottles are pre-diluted… I use the stuff a lot so I now buy it in the bigger jugs and dilute it myself. Just mix some in with some water and your ready to go. Its a lot cheaper that way..

I like the stuff because it works well and I don’t find it to have a strong smell like some of the other household cleaners that I have used.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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AnthonyReed

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#20675 posted 10-05-2012 03:56 AM

Thanks Al. Your frustration was a perfectly acceptable price to pay in order for me to see that outstanding greasebox. Man that is nice; a dutchman on one end and the other end (i believe) left natural. Beautiful.

Bandit i have a Craftsman (#5 size) jack plane that has is painted a gray that has a slight green tint to it, that might the color that is on that plane. Sorry i do not have a picture.

-- ~Tony

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OnlyJustME

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#20676 posted 10-05-2012 04:05 AM

It seems to be a common industrial paint color for the 60’s 70’s era. i have several tools from then with slight variations of that color.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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exelectrician

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#20677 posted 10-05-2012 05:43 AM

‘Just crawled out of the wood shop after testing out my new 10 1/2 rabbet and well gee guys thanks for all the nice comments!
I stepped on the gas doing the refurb. Got-er-done in two days including the paint. No liquid was used (electrolysis) only (lots of) sandpaper and my new 1” wide belt Delta sanding machine.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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thedude50

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#20678 posted 10-05-2012 11:46 AM

tool gloat this is my first attempt at using photo bucket so bear with me

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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thedude50

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#20679 posted 10-05-2012 12:02 PM

so guys how do i resize my photos on photo bucket when i upload them to lj. AQll those shots got chopped off I am new to photo bucket so I dont know my way around also i dont want to diminish the size of the originals. So they will look good when I have people scan my gallery on PB. I only want to change my UL size on here can this be done if so how do I do that.

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StumpyNubs

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#20680 posted 10-05-2012 12:43 PM

Hey Dude- I’m not sure we saw every angle of that plane and its box. Could you post another dozen or so photos of it? :)

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waho6o9

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#20681 posted 10-05-2012 12:48 PM

Congratulations Dude!

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thedude50

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#20682 posted 10-05-2012 12:57 PM

at least the photos are on topic stumpy

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Bertha

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#20683 posted 10-05-2012 12:57 PM

Simple green smells like some weird licorice to me. I can’t use it for the smell. Works good, though.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#20684 posted 10-05-2012 01:00 PM

Very nice Chute Board plane, Dude. Can’t say I lust after any type of table saw though. It’s the least-used power tool in my shop at this point…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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thedude50

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#20685 posted 10-05-2012 01:02 PM

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thedude50

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#20686 posted 10-05-2012 01:04 PM

Smitty are you cutting your rips with hand saws now

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thedude50

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#20687 posted 10-05-2012 01:04 PM

hey i figured out this photo bucket cool

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thedude50

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#20688 posted 10-05-2012 01:07 PM

Are any of you guys coming to the Pasadena wood show?

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#20689 posted 10-05-2012 01:19 PM

DUDE! That’s #51 is the ultimate tool gloat, if not close to it. Congrats! Sweet table saw too.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#20690 posted 10-05-2012 01:24 PM

Panels are ripped in the RAS, the TS does the rest. Because everything is dressed and jointed w/ planes after those cuts, a high-end TS isn’t $ well spent for me. But, that’s just me.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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thedude50

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#20691 posted 10-05-2012 01:24 PM

Thanks bro The saw is really well designed and the assembly is going smoothly I am blogging the set up and took loads of photos so I can post them on stumpys thread

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Mauricio

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#20692 posted 10-05-2012 01:33 PM

Smitty, I’m kind of with you on that one. Mostly I miss a big TS when working on sheets of plywood. How wide of a cut can a RAS make? They can rip and crosscut?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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OnlyJustME

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#20693 posted 10-05-2012 01:37 PM

Dude, it looks like your plane got all squished in shipping. I’ll take it just so you dont lose too much money on it. lol

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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Mauricio

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#20694 posted 10-05-2012 01:43 PM

Ha ha ha, it is kind of like a flounder, a regular fish that looks squished with both eyes on the same side of its head.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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OnlyJustME

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#20695 posted 10-05-2012 01:45 PM

Mauricio, they can usually rip about 16” to the back side of the blade. You can rotate the motor unit that the blade attaches to 90deg. and then rip your board. this was inherently dangerous due to feeding the wood the wrong direction into the blade and the blade throwing the wood or jumping up onto the wood and cutting wild if the arm was not locked.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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Mauricio

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#20696 posted 10-05-2012 01:48 PM

Thanks JustMe. Yeah, that doesnt sound good.

Random Flounder picture: (Dude I’m so jealous of that plane)

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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thedude50

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#20697 posted 10-05-2012 01:59 PM

one of my ras will rip 24 inches the other one 17 I think the delta is bigger but that old deWalt is the shit

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#20698 posted 10-05-2012 02:07 PM

Yeah, plywood is another beast that power tools are suited for. RAS rips just over 17”, but I’d think twice going ‘off-top’ with a max rip.

FWIW, this is the current state of the TS.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Mauricio

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#20699 posted 10-05-2012 02:13 PM

Question for the experts, I need a rod for my #45 that I’m missing. There doesn’t seem to be anything special about this rod, it’s just a cylindrical piece of steel. Can I just buy a piece of round stock at the hardware store and cut it to length?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Dan

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#20700 posted 10-05-2012 02:14 PM

Love the shoot plane… That one is on the top of my dream list…

Last night I decided to go head and time myself flattening the back of an old iron. After talking about it yesterday I was really curious as to how long it actually takes me. I went through my stack of spare irons and pulled out a #4 size iron that was in rough shape.

Here is a photo of the iron after about a min on 80 grit paper

you can see there is pitting all along the edge of the iron and both corners have low spots.

This photo is after about 10 min on the 80 grit paper.

Looks a lot better but that one corner has a low spot. I now switch to 120 grit paper and work for another 10 min.

Almost there but that corner is still a little low. Total time spent to this point was 24 min.

I switched to 180 grit and worked that for a little bit and then switched over to my DMT coarse stone. Here is the back after another 10 min.

And after another 5 min on the DMT coarse stone

At this point I would consider the back flat. I can either go on to polish it on higher grits or hone it right now and polish the back with the ruler trick. I worked at a regular and comfortable speed. I was not trying to rush it at all. The total amount of time it took to get the back lapped flat was roughly 38 min. Amount of sandpaper used, Three 1in strips of 80 grit paper (about a half sheet), two 1in strips of 120 grit and one 1in strip of 180

The primary bevel took another 8-10 min on the bench grinder. Another 5-6 min to hone… Blade ready to use in just under an hours time….

This was just an example and I have had irons take longer and some go quicker. I think this one was a good example as it was an iron somewhere in the middle of bad shape and really bad shape. The iron was in my spare iron pile and I had no plans on ever trying to save this one. I am actually really surprised it only took me an hour. Best part is its a SW iron :)

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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