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Forum topic by duosonicdave posted 04-19-2011 04:17 AM 986 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-19-2011 04:17 AM

Somewhere along the way I remember hearing about a FWW article with a title something like, “Turn Your Vintage Plane into a Premium Performer.” That’s not exactly it, but it gets at the gist of it. Basically, it’s about things you can do to take old Stanley/Record type planes and tweak them to perform like much more costly hand planes. Anyway, I’ve searched FWW’s index and can’t seem to locate the article. Any LJ’s out there have any idea which issue it might be in? Or, perhaps it’s in another mag. altogether and I’ve got my story wrong. Any info. would be much appreciated.

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#1 posted 04-19-2011 04:33 AM

TRY this I’m not a member so you have to do the rest I think I have the mag though!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#2 posted 04-19-2011 04:38 AM

Here Is link
I am a member
I already have the article PDF on my pc I could email to you
I have some others related PDf’s
Are you getting ready fix up an old one or tune a new one ?
Send me a PM if you want

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#3 posted 04-19-2011 04:45 AM

I think I’ve seen that same article. It’s either in FWW or I may have seen it in an old American Woodworker on Google Book. I have several dozen older FWW and I’ll take a look as soon as I get a chance (right now have to read to my 10 year old – kinda late, but it’s April break for the kids here). You might take a look at Google Book, but be warned, it can suck you in. One other spot to check is Woodsmith. These are the three pubs I’m most familiar and it’s likely in one of them.

But it wouldn’t surprise me if you get your answer from an LJ in short order. Only been a member a short time, but it’s clear to me that they’re a very helpful, knowledgeable bunch. I’m a newbie and have learned much here. Great bunch.

John Murray

See that. An LJ answered before I got my post off.

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