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Forum topic by ShipWreck posted 04-26-2012 10:41 PM 667 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-26-2012 10:41 PM

I had alot of fun getting these back into shape. I cheated on the #5 though, I won it on Ebay and it is pristine. I still have (3) other #5 ’s that I will eventually make one good user out of. The #7 looks rough, but is in sweet condition. I put fresh “Hock” blades in the #4 and #7.

The Stanley block plane is a new SweetHeart. Reviews on it are “so so”. But it fits my big hands really well compared to other I have tried.

The 3 blades in the picture were for freehand sharpening retraining. I still need fine tuning on freehand camber, but I’m getting there slowly.

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#1 posted 04-26-2012 10:44 PM

Excellent! It’s always good to see new life breathed into these old planes. Nice job!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#2 posted 04-27-2012 01:39 AM

those planes look great.
Job well done.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#3 posted 04-27-2012 02:49 AM

Very nice! I just love these old planes. It’s very satisfying to bring them back to life. Well done.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#4 posted 04-27-2012 02:56 AM

Very nice.

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