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Handplanes of your dreams

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chrisstef

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#20901 posted 655 days ago

yessir Jay, back on topic with a fine specimen. Jappaning looks sweet. Brand spankin new, fresh outta da box.

-- "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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LukieB

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#20902 posted 655 days ago

Jay, that thing looks awesome! What did you use for the japanning?

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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Don W

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#20903 posted 655 days ago

that is sweet Jay!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Arlin Eastman

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#20904 posted 655 days ago

Johnny

I really love the #4 wooden and the Records alot. Great plane there, do you have any more Woodens?

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

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Arlin Eastman

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#20905 posted 655 days ago

Jay

O How I love that Bedrock. Awesome job on the rehab buddy. I love that style of bedrocks and the round bodies the most

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

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thedude50

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#20906 posted 655 days ago

looks good did you get the Japan from Liberty ? thats where I get mine did you bake it in the oven like I do

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

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ksSlim

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#20907 posted 655 days ago

Nice job on the bedrock!

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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JayT

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#20908 posted 655 days ago

Thanks for the compliments. I started a blog about my journey through the japanning process. Hopefully it will be informative and helpful to some others. If you have other questions as I go through the series, feel free to ask on those threads.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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Arlin Eastman

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#20909 posted 655 days ago

Jay

Thanks for the link in the blog

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

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#20910 posted 655 days ago

^Ditto!

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

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AnthonyReed

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#20911 posted 655 days ago

Nice JayT and thanks.

-- ~Tony

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LukieB

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#20912 posted 655 days ago

While searching for rust/antiques on my way home from my road trip to Iowa, I came across a place in Walnut, Iowa called Blum Tools. It looked really intriguing but it was Sunday and the place was closed, so I was really bummed out. I’m even more bummed out now that I checked out his website tonight. Check it out, some pretty sexy looking custom planes.

http://www.blumtool.com/pages/benchplanes.html

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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LukieB

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#20913 posted 655 days ago

Mos, Saw this guy and thought of you, bit pricey but looks like an upgrade from the workmate. : )

http://www.blumtool.com/pages/benchhorse.html#accessories

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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Mosquito

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#20914 posted 655 days ago

Oh man, check out those portable benches! lol

Nice Find Lucas, too bad they weren’t open, but were you traveling alone? That place looks like it could be the sort of place I’d spend hours…

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

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Mosquito

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#20915 posted 655 days ago

Ha, Lucas, looks like you snuck in while I was typing/texting to the girlie lol

I must admit, it is a little tempting… if I had the spare cash…

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

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Bertha

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#20916 posted 655 days ago

Roundie rock, JayT. Awesome.

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

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waho6o9

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#20917 posted 655 days ago

Awesome work on the bedrock JayT!

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terryR

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#20918 posted 655 days ago

Jay, thanks for sharing your blog, for sharing your ‘rock photos, AND for getting the man boobs off the page!
:-)
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-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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Richard

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#20919 posted 655 days ago

Johnny – a straight razor shave is where it’s at! I have a barber local to me who offers strait razor shaves and I try to get in there to get one from her at least once a month.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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CL810

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#20920 posted 655 days ago

Picked up a Bedrock 608 from a Craigslist post. Cleaned it up. Replaced blade and chipbreaker with a Veritas set. New tote and knob and some fresh paint.

After:

Before (after initial cleanup!):

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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chrisstef

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#20921 posted 655 days ago

the SS Bedrock .. i love it.

-- "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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Johnnyblot

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#20922 posted 655 days ago

Richard- That sounds like a good plan :-) I did pop into a local ‘Old Man’s’ Barbers to chat to the guys. They were very helpful and told me to come back if I had any questions or needed any tips, which was nice of them! Other people have simply told me not to try it myself….... What’s the worst that could happen?? :-)

CL-You guys are SOooo lucky you can pick up Bedrocks so easily & cheaply. We have to pay through the nose here in the UK. Lovely user you have there- well done that man!

Cheers
John

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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LukieB

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#20923 posted 655 days ago

CL, The 608 looks great, should serve you well.

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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Bertha

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#20924 posted 655 days ago

OK, as promised. Let’s get this thing started. Those interested, PM me. This should be in the $1000’ish range with irons. Rich, but I’m sure here has been planning a left nut for one.
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Miller’s w/ all irons.
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-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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chrisstef

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#20925 posted 655 days ago

feeding frenzy time …

-- "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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AnthonyReed

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#20926 posted 655 days ago

This is gonna be fun…. :D

-- ~Tony

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lysdexic

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#20927 posted 655 days ago

If you are into feeding frenzies. I’m not.

-- 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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#20928 posted 655 days ago

Look through these really hard and discuss.
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That’s all for today, but I can do this all month.

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

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Bertha

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#20929 posted 655 days ago

I am NOT brokering these tools, just trying to put lovers of tools in touch with a seller that’d rather go LJ than Ebay. I am simply a conduit and will NEVER accept ANY compensation. Not a penny. My word.
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Crap, one or two more but this one may be mine. Full set Bartons.
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45/50/55 irons, boxed. Tons of them
.

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

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Bertha

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#20930 posted 655 days ago

If you are into feeding frenzies. I’m not.
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I’m not sure how to interpret that comment (serious). I’ll post a few here and there, just to see if anyone’s interested.

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

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Don W

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#20931 posted 655 days ago

No type study, but its how I found it. 3 patents, large brass iron adjuster, low knob, SW iron. That makes it a 11, 12,15 or something like that. But it works well and its for sale. New tote, new paint, sharpened etc.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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chrisstef

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#20932 posted 655 days ago

Maybe go to a #4 nipple on lysdexic’s bottle Al.

-- "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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AnthonyReed

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#20933 posted 655 days ago

I was referring to the fun of looking at/viewing tool porn, not a frenzy.

Another beauty Don.

-- ~Tony

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Don W

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#20934 posted 655 days ago

I’d love the Miller’s, but I’m not even gonna bother to PM. Unless I find one aty a yard sale for $25, I’ll probably never own one.

I see some without any knobs or totes. Those I may be able to afford.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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AnthonyReed

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#20935 posted 655 days ago

Is that an entire box of carpenter rules?

-- ~Tony

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Bertha

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#20936 posted 655 days ago

I don’t know WHAT’S all there, Tony. If you see something you like, let me know.

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

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Don W

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#20937 posted 655 days ago

If you see something you like, let me know

The only thing I see I don’t like is that wooden miter box!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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AnthonyReed

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#20938 posted 655 days ago

10-4 Al. I was just marveling at the abundance really.

-- ~Tony

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Bertha

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#20939 posted 655 days ago

Anthony, described as a “full box”. He’s going to get some more pics together.
Don, did you see the other boxes in your saw thread?
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Don, that’s a nice five.

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

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terryR

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#20940 posted 655 days ago

Al…
...can I come over…and…just touch some of that porn?
.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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Bertha

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#20941 posted 655 days ago

Lol, Terry, you could BUT IT’S NOT MINE! I’d kill for that collection.

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

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OnlyJustME

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#20942 posted 655 days ago

I’d love to just see it in person as the whole collection before it gets parted out everywhere.

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

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Bertha

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#20943 posted 655 days ago

^so would I, Matt. We’re just not close geographically. I don’t trust myself in situations like that anyway.

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

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OnlyJustME

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#20944 posted 655 days ago

I would even pay admission fees. lol i could trust myself since i wouldnt have any money with me (i simply don’t have any right now) although there might be some rust inducing drool happening.

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

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Bertha

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#20945 posted 655 days ago

I made a sweet purchase (will post when complete). I’ve got my own eyes on moulders and 45/50 irons. I’ve got massive landscaping bills right now (I know that sounds weak) and I’ve bought a lot of guns lately. I know what you mean.

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

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Mauricio

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#20946 posted 655 days ago

I’m digging the Old Crow Medicine Show bluegrass. Love bluegrass. Thanks for posting that Al.

-1 on Mantitties.

Andy, Normans cabinet it amazing! Favorite’ed! Holly shiit that’s nice.

Talcum poder clogs up cuts pretty good. Helps stop the bleeding.

Cuban coffee for me, like expresso but stronger. I make it on my old school itallian stove top percolator.

I’m interested in the straight razors, I like that they are not disposable, and since we all are pretty good at sharpening, sounds like a good fit. I’ll need to learn more.

Wow Al, hell of a collection there. How much for that DT saw?

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

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bhog

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#20947 posted 655 days ago

Holy crap I almost blew mud-just a long hot one.Me likey the preston spoke….How much?

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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thedude50

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#20948 posted 654 days ago

al i am interested in the brace do you have an asking price i am talking the wood one

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

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Bertha

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#20949 posted 654 days ago

How much for that DT saw?
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I’ll ask.
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I didn’t see a Preston spoke! Where is it? I already bought the Clifton if that’s what you’re seeing.

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

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ShaneA

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#20950 posted 654 days ago

Are there full or fullish sets of vintage chisels? Looks like some Everlasts peeking at me…

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