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TopamaxSurvivor

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10-27-2010 07:45 AM

Topic tags/keywords: planes purpose 1 2 3 6

Obviously, the #7 and #8 jointers are for jointing. Lie Nielsen’s page mentions the #5 as a Jack to take care of the rough, gnarly surface and prepare for the #4 smoother.

That leaves the #1, #2, #3 & #6. What is the proper use for these other bench planes?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence


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#1 posted 10-27-2010 07:59 AM

Hi Bob.. after 30 seconds googling… I found this site…
http://www.hansbrunnertools.gil.com.au/stanley%20by%20numbers/Stanley%201.htm
I do hope this explains things for you…

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#2 posted 10-27-2010 08:10 AM

Good show ol’ chap!! I should have thought to put in “Stanley.” I got a bunch of junk about airplanes :-(( Not that I have anything against airplanes, they just don’t work well in wood unless you are trying to knock down forests quickly, then it is a one shot deal .

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 10-27-2010 08:20 AM

Here’s a little better page of what I was looking for when I added stanley to find the #2 that isn’t in teh first listing. http://homepages.sover.net/~nichael/nlc-wood/stanref-num.html

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 10-27-2010 12:13 PM

Airplanes. Do those float over the wood like a hovercraft Bob? Probably less tiring to use, LOL.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 10-27-2010 05:40 PM

Here’s a good description of bench planes from Chris Schwartz

http://popularwoodworking.com/article/understanding_bench_planes/

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#6 posted 10-30-2010 08:33 AM

Thanks guys, been doing a little traveling the last few days,

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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