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refurbishing old tools #1: Ohh I've been at it again. shhhhh [antiques]

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Blog entry by Dave posted 02-06-2011 02:08 AM 1399 reads 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of refurbishing old tools series Part 2: fore plane, rabbit and 2 bead molding planes »

Went shopping again today and have found many things. I found 2 fore planes, molding planes, grooving planes, rabbit plane and a folding ruler.
My tool restoration skills are fixing to be sharpened

hey Dennis I need to borrow your gutter

Hey Mike do you think I will have time to catch up on the bucket

My lovely wife allowed me to spend $150.00 bucks today. She came back with a pig piggy bank. And our daughters go prom dresses.
I think I got the better deal.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com



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Vince

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#1 posted 02-06-2011 02:27 AM

Nice, when you refurbish these tools do you have to square them again or did they retain their flatness?

-- Vince

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 02-06-2011 02:45 AM

niiicee planes at first glans :-)
when do you need it ASAP or in a copple of years
may I surgesst you use a glass or a small container if that all your have for now ….LOL
as fare I can see the second plane in the second picture is a side rabbet plane ..comes in pair
(used to make sliding dovetails , dadoes and rabbets wider if necessery
or a snipe-bill planes …comes in pair but its realy hard to see from the angle and I´m possiple
wrong as always :-) I only gess from what I can see of the bottom edge since it look very thin

pictures from behind and bottom wuold realy bee a big help to make the green bulb shine brighter ….LOL

good luck with them and enjoy playing :-)

take care
Dennis

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Dave

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#3 posted 02-06-2011 02:46 AM

The two fore planes do have a 1/64 to 1/32 of displacement. Some sand paper on a true surface should do. That should be no problem. Out of the 5 molding planes 3 are good. The other two are a little far gone. But I am going to give it a try.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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rsladdwoodworks

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#4 posted 02-06-2011 02:48 AM

you did get a grate deal

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 02-06-2011 02:54 AM

Vince :
wooden planes has to bee checked regulary do to the season swinging of the humidity
thats one of the reasons beside the use of them that wooden soles wear over the years
and at some point need a lasch around the mouth to renew it or have a new sole its
pretty much the same amount of work
some swear to metalplanes becourse of this and other swear to wooden planes becourse
they are warmer to hold and gives a speciel feeling when wood runs on wood

well there is alot of good books out there if you want to know more of wooden planes
and L Js that can explain it alot better than I can since english is a second language to me :-)

take care
Dennis

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Dave

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#6 posted 02-06-2011 02:55 AM

here ya go Dennis


this one is missing its iron

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Dave

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#7 posted 02-06-2011 02:58 AM

Dennis I agree with the feel. The only bad thing is where I live, it is considered sub-tropical. The humidity will kill you. My shop bench moves 2 feet between the seasons. ;)
thx Vince and Robert

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Dave

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#8 posted 02-06-2011 03:01 AM

I went out about two weeks ago and it produced this.
http://lumberjocks.com/superdav721/blog/20884
and this
http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/1890

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#9 posted 02-06-2011 03:11 AM

LOL :-) then I surgesst you have two sets of planes one for each season :-)

and you are right sub-trobic ain´t me if the humidity is tooo high
tooo cold the back kill me , I like the sun but my skin don´t
so around 20-24 degree selcius with spread clouds , some wind and some shadow for me
I´m good just like we have it here in Denmark but the high level of wather in the air year around
and salt on this island is a real killer for iron its a nervewrecking competition to ceep
the uncureble desise rustigithis away from the tools and cars :-(

Dennis

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Dennisgrosen

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#10 posted 02-06-2011 03:15 AM

I did see your rewiew of it :-)
and if you take a turn by my bragging gloats you will see the work I have infront of me …LOL

Dennis

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Dave

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#11 posted 02-06-2011 04:11 AM

Dennis I am in anticipation of the work in front of you

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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swirt

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#12 posted 02-06-2011 05:36 AM

Nice catch Superdav.

I’m not sure if you need it, but there was a nice article in the last Popular Woodworking magazine specifically on tuning up wooden Hollows and Rounds. You’ve got two handy hollows there.

I think the plane in the second photo (of the first set of photos) is a grooving plane. Probably 1/2 of a set of match planes for making tongue and groove. Even without its mate, can still be very handy for making the grooves for drawer bottoms if its dimensions are right for it.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Dave

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#13 posted 02-06-2011 05:46 AM

Thanks Swirt most helpful. The only small problem I have no iron for the groove plane. Does anyone have resources for old plane irons.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#14 posted 02-06-2011 06:11 AM

lie-neilsen has new irons to sideescapments planes made the old way …...tappered tang

they sell them to people who want to made planes self you just have to headtreat them
after shaping

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swirt

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#15 posted 02-06-2011 06:56 AM

Other than Lie Nielsen, I am not familiar with any new sources. Usually I just keep my eyes open for planes that or in horrid shape but have good irons and are close to what I need. Grooving plane irons are a little tough though as they have a little angled groove cut in them that the metal skate fits into. Makes it harder to make do with one from another plane. I am sure they can be cut by a careful hand with a file, but I’ve never had a lot of talent in that regard ;)

The only solution I have found for something like that is to bring it with me whenever I go hunting for old tools. That way I can quickly check and see how any possible other iron might fit it.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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