Tool Gloat, sort of?

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Blog entry by Kerry Drake posted 05-03-2010 08:26 PM 962 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My step father-in-law and my mother in law are going to move to Florida (hey, they older and its the law). He came by this weekend and dropped off some “old tools” that he had in a box in his shed.



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This last one is a Bailey #7

Bailey #7

My only problems are:

1 – My sharpening skills suck. Saving up for a Worksharp station.
2 – I have no idea how to “refurbish” hand planes
3 – I have no skill with a hand plane. Need to find someone nearby who can give me some lessons.

-- Kerry Drake, Loudon NH,

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#1 posted 05-03-2010 08:53 PM

you tube my friend what ever you need to learn someone on there will show you its how i learnt to sharpen my blades and if you scared of screwing them up go buy some second hand ones to pratice with

Good luck


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#2 posted 05-03-2010 09:14 PM

there is a bunch of vidioclip on youtube about how to sharpen and how to set up planes
and there is quit a few blogs here on L J about rebab both iron planes and wooden planes

and then there something (alot) here

and here look for chris swcharz blogs about planes

and after you have watched and readed all thees things you will proppebly
be more confused about it than you are now
well you can always try asking here for a little help and I promise you
we will even make it worse .... :—))

congrat´s with your score they can realy be great users in the toolbox
beside the other things you have to make a new nicker for the rabeateplane
on the third picture


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Joe Watson

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#3 posted 05-03-2010 09:31 PM has some good stuff on hand plane restoration.

i refinish not really restore
i just work with evaporust to remove rust from the plane depening on how bad the black jappanning is i will choose to repaint it or not. then i flatten the sole after cleanup from the evaporust. just work from a 60 to 80 grit to flatten then remove scratches through the next grits up to 400 at most. flatten the back of the iron then i have a 12 dollar sharpening bevel guage that i use to establish the 25 degrees on stones and do the last stone at 30 degrees. set the blade and its ready to go. not really a science to it. might have cracks in wooden tote or knows you may have to repair or make new pieces for.

-- Got Wood?

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#4 posted 05-03-2010 09:39 PM

I love the fact that you can’t see the whole picture of these, { are we going to see a gripe blog on taking pictures soon } :) HAHAHAHA

Kerry – I love em any you don’t want send my way – Lucky Dog !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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