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refurbishing old tools #22: Wood Plane 101

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A few people have had some questions about the ways I have done some of the refurbishing and purchasing of old traditional wooden planes.
Here is a short video on some of the things I have learned through the years.
These are my methods and opinions in refurbishing ole planes.

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



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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 679 days ago

Hey SuperDave!

It was nice looking you straight in the eye and listening to your voice… instead of the silent treatment…
... they both have their uses… I like the silent treatment in it’s place… I also like some voice once in awhile, when required for clarity, etc.

GOOD JOB!

I learned something!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#2 posted 679 days ago

Great video of how you do your stuff.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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Dave

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#3 posted 679 days ago

Joe thank you! You are always kind a polite. I was asked for this and had to show my ugly mug!
Charles I am glad you enjoyed the show. Come again friend.

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

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DIYaholic

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#4 posted 679 days ago

I always learn something from your video tutorials. Yeah, I said it. You are teaching the ways of the past and keeping it going and moving it forward. Nice job.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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patron

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#5 posted 679 days ago

nice david

an easy to follow tutorial

nice collection you got there too

thanks

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Dave

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#6 posted 679 days ago

Randy as bad as I have been picking on you and your CL quest. Thank you.
(I am still going to pick on you)
Patron that sir coming from you means a lot to me. I am so happy you can stream video better now.

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

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jjw5858

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#7 posted 679 days ago

Great stuff Dave! Great work on these wonderful old planes and very informative.

The woodrights dvds have plenty of visits with blacksmith master Peter Ross showing the making of chisels etc. You would love these if you do not have them. The knowledge in the discs are worth the price. Here is a link if you have an interest in it…...hint hint…....ask the wife or someone for christmas…..lmao!..... http://www.popularwoodworking.com/roy-underhill

Keep on keeping on and take care,

Joe

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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Dave

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#8 posted 679 days ago

Joe I have been eyeballing those hard. And popularwoodworking is not helping letting out 5 minute takes on all the shows. She is on my case a bit about buying to many toys. But I will be asking for these come Christmas. Thanks. and I am glad you enjoyed.

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

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William

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#9 posted 679 days ago

Thank you for the video Dave. I enjoyed it, as always. I always learn something new from you everytime you talk hand planes.
I have hunted high and low around Vicksburg. I covet your wooden planes everytime I visit your shop. I just can’t seem to find any, and am not confident enough in them to order from Ebay just yet. As a matter of fact, I’ve only ordered two planes from the Bay so far, and messed up on those purchases. I have decided to lay off that until I’m better edumecated.
I did see a coffin plane on our recent flea market Saturday I mentioned. It had a bad crack down one side of it though. The seller told me it could be fixed, but I was just too leery of it with a $25 price tag. After watching this video though, I now have even more to look for. I would not have known a thing before tonight about looking at the wedge. The part about chips catching along the edge of a ill fitting wedge makes perfect sense, but I wouldn’t have thought to look for that problem.
Anyway, thanks again. I always enjoy your videos. I won’t mess with you about showing your mug on camera. We both know you’re ugly face would win beauty contests next to mine.
Have a good night.
I’m off to bed now, where I should already be.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Dave

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#10 posted 679 days ago

Ah William its good to see you did learn something. You must not be feeling well because you are being nice to me. I would like to know where the crack was on that plane. Was it on the side where the wedge goes into the body? That is where the most pressure is.
All kidding aside. I am glad you guys are getting something out of the videos.
PS
Your going to hate my tool gloat coming up.

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

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BTimmons

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#11 posted 679 days ago

That’s probably the most succinct and informative piece on wooden planes I’ve seen so far. Thanks for sharing the knowledge and experience!

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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Dave

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#12 posted 679 days ago

BTimmons you sir are more than welcome. Thank you for the kind words. I am glad to entertain.
PS
I had to go look that word up.

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

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Brit

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#13 posted 678 days ago

Wow Dave, what a fantastic, informative video. I have a wooden 24” jointer, 18” jack, 8” and 4” smoothers and a toothing plane to rehab and you’ve answered a lot of my questions. I also want to get a 30” jointer, but I may well end up making one just for the experience. Definitely one for the favourites my friend.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Dave

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#14 posted 678 days ago

Andy I love it. The video is striking fire in people to get those ole boys working again. It looks like you have a full arsenal for ready attack on ruff sawed lumber.
Good luck. And if I know you, it will be good.
If I can help please let me know.

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

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Dave

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#15 posted 678 days ago

Just fer u guys

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

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