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sedcokid

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1129 days ago

My father gave me this plane it measures 16” x 2 3/4” x 2 1/2”

As you can see it is in rough shape. My question is I don’t think that the blade is the right one.
Where can I get one that is?

Any help would be appreciated, I don’t know how to care for this neglected tool.

Thanks
The SedcoKid

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,


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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 1129 days ago

I don’t know much about them, but if the blade fits, I’d clean it up, sharpen it, and give it a go!!

The wood can be sanded and finished. That blade needs to have the rust removed. You could try some naval jelly on the steel parts and then sand and polish it. You’ll be surprised how good it can look…...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 1129 days ago

Take a look at the sole first and foremost. That is going to tell you where most of the problems are. (a pic here would be nice because it would allow me to help diagnose what you have to fix)

Get the rust off of the blade, in a case like this, electrolysis or Naval Jelly (or a similar rust removal product…I have yet to run across one that does not work). This will help you find out if you have a useable blade or if it will need replacement (that would be my bet based on what I see).

Wipe the plane down with a rag lightly soaked with butcher block oil this will help get rid of dirt without screwing up the patina.

Take a look at this blog, it’s not exhaustive but it has a basic walk-through on some points.

Then go check out Mafe's stuff…he trumps the heck out of me.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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NJWiliam

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#3 posted 1128 days ago

Wooden planes often shrink slightly making the blade not fit correctly. Is that why you think it isn’t the correct blade?
I would grind the blade slightly narrower so it fits, rather than adjust the cheeks of the plane.
Looks to be a fore plane, which is a great workhorse plane if you’re milling by hand.

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Don W

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#4 posted 1128 days ago

to answer your question, woodcraft, lee valley and hock tools sells replacement blades for hand planes. Ebay is a good place as well. I agree with the others though, why do you think its the wrong blade, and even if it isn’t original, why are you thinking you need to replace it?

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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WayneC

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#5 posted 1128 days ago

Do you have the screw that holds the chip breaker to the blade?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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sedcokid

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#6 posted 1128 days ago

Hey All,
First of all thanks for your help regarding my plane.

RGTools thanks for the links very helpful.

WayneC, No I don’t have any screw, looks like it is just the wedge that holds the blade in place. Am I missing one?

Chuck aka ‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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WayneC

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#7 posted 1128 days ago

There should be a screw that holds the chipbreaker onto the blade…. The wedge secures both in the plane.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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sedcokid

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#8 posted 1128 days ago

Nope… I sure don’t, Where can I get one?

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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WayneC

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#9 posted 1128 days ago

You might find this page interesting

http://www.handplane.com/47/parts-of-a-wooden-plane/

It depends on the size of the screw. Normally you could find one off of another parts plane, sometimes ebay or a used tool vendor.

You could check if one from an old stanley would work. Lots of sources for a replacement for Stanley planes.

http://www.stjamesbaytoolco.com/

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Don W

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#10 posted 1128 days ago

together the blade and chip breaker goes similar to this.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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sedcokid

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#11 posted 1128 days ago

Thanks for the help

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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