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Forum topic by rockom posted 03-29-2010 02:33 AM 893 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-29-2010 02:33 AM

I’ve got a few old planes that my grandfather picked up at a garage sale. These are rough looking. Lot’s of thick rust. I ran one across some sandpaper to see how flat it was. Not very flat at all.

I spent the next two hours flattening two of the planes on 80 grit paper glued to my table saw top. Now that the bottom and sides are flat, I’ll move on to some finer grits.

What a work out. I think my arms will be sore tomorrow.


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#1 posted 03-29-2010 03:32 PM

I’d use an iron on low heat. Opps silly me you ment plane…disregard my message.

-- Ray

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