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Finding Antique Plane Irons

by Bluenote38
posted 08-18-2017 10:48 AM


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EricTwice

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#1 posted 08-18-2017 12:20 PM

those wooden planes were generally hand made and the cutter was custom to the unit. If it needs a blade, you will need to make one.

If it were me I would start with a file, and put it in the oven at 450 Degrees F. for half an hour. This will give it the correct temper. (files are too brittle to use without retempering.)It will be a light yellow brown when you are done. (straw) It should be about about Rc 63. it will not file well. but will hold an edge and be less likely to chip.
Then I would sand top and bottom to remove the teeth, after that, grind it to shape

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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Bluenote38

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#2 posted 08-18-2017 12:23 PM



those wooden planes were generally hand made and the cutter was custom to the unit. If it needs a blade, you will need to make one.

- EricTwice

I was afraid that might be the case. Any idea what the blade looks like?

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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knockknock

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#3 posted 08-19-2017 04:08 PM

... Any idea what the blade looks like?
- Bluenote38

From your description, it sounds like your knicker blade may be like the one in this discussion:

http://www.woodcentral.com/woodworking/forum/archives_handtools.pl/bid/3106/md/read/id/84672/sbj/wooden-dado-plane-build-question/

Edit: I forgot to add: If the blade is like that, you might be able to make it out of a blank from Lie-Nielsen:

https://www.lie-nielsen.com/nodes/4142/tapered-molding-plane-iron-blanks

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Bluenote38

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#4 posted 08-19-2017 09:46 PM



... Any idea what the blade looks like?
- Bluenote38

From your description, it sounds like your knicker blade may be like the one in this discussion:

http://www.woodcentral.com/woodworking/forum/archives_handtools.pl/bid/3106/md/read/id/84672/sbj/wooden-dado-plane-build-question/

Edit: I forgot to add: If the blade is like that, you might be able to make it out of a blank from Lie-Nielsen:

https://www.lie-nielsen.com/nodes/4142/tapered-molding-plane-iron-blanks

- knockknock

Looks perfect – I just need to scale it for a 1/2” I’ll check LN thanks.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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