|Forum topic by Holbs||posted 06-21-2015 04:18 PM||1489 views||0 times favorited||34 replies|
06-21-2015 04:18 PM
I’ve been collecting hand planes from auctions. Some by accident (an auction lot could be comprised of 4-5 items, not just 1), some by design. Is there any need to have too many of the same #? As in the picture below, I have 3 #3 planes, 6 #4’s (recently won a #4 blue Record I want to try out), 1 Fulton 4 1/2, 4 #5’s, 2 #6’s, 2 #7’s, and 1 #8. With misc wooden planes I am still acquiring (3 more are on the way!). Most have serious rust issues where I just HAD to save them from being thrown in the trash. I know the #5 jack plane can be convert to various uses (camber on the blade, scrub plane, etc). Is there any real need to have so many of the same types? I am in the midst of a hand tool cabinet project, so real estate comes into consideration. Here is a picture of my current plane inventory, mostly:
This past week, I took the plunge to restore / refurbish a Stanley Bailey #4 that was in horrible shape. Forgot to take the before picture. I wanted to learn how to go about this process. Had to buy the drift pin to take the yoke out, the paint, the 6” buffing wheel on my grinder, the green oxide compound for polishing (I can now use with my chisels on leather strop). It was a fun experience that I will apply to the rest of my hand planes in the near future.
Lastly, anyone know what this wooden plane is? Japanese writing on a sticker. Never seen anything like it:
I really need a better camera :) Currently, using my smart phone from a older Sprint EVO 3G phone.
-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter