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Forum topic by interpim posted 01-29-2016 05:44 AM 497 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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interpim

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01-29-2016 05:44 AM

Topic tags/keywords: plane

I purchased a no. 4 Wards Master hand plane which feels and looks like it was made by Stanley on ebay… I paid $9 plus shipping for this.

I spent a bit of time working the plane and sharpening the iron… now it’s cutting perfect shavings.

Getting the sole true took no effort whatsoever… once the rust was gone it was perfect.

-- San Diego, CA


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CB_Cohick

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#1 posted 01-29-2016 10:33 PM

I am finding that rust hunting and tool restoration are almost as fun as woodworking. It is a slippery slope I understand. Good job on your plane!

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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interpim

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#2 posted 01-29-2016 11:24 PM

It is slippery… this is the 2nd in as many weeks. I just need a low angle block plane to round out my collection, then maybe some old stanley chisels

-- San Diego, CA

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#3 posted 01-29-2016 11:32 PM

Looks good, works well. What’s not to like? Congrats!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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Roger

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#4 posted 01-31-2016 12:25 PM

Looks like you scored big on this one

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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