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jimmyhopps

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754 days ago

Hi –
I’d like to pick up the following:

- 1 block plane. I’m looking for something used (of course) but would like it to be a somewhat nice one – adjustable mouth, tuned up. as someone put it to me ‘a 60 1/2 and above’. I’d like to get it from someone one here rather than ebay.

- sharpening system. I’m starting from scratch here, and think i would like the work sharp 3000. Anyone have one to unload? New seems too expensive to me. If I can’t find that, I’d be interested in a Veritas Mk II and set of nice stones.


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Bill White

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#1 posted 754 days ago

You’re goin’ at this the easy way. Boooo!
Get an older plane, see how it works, a couple of water stones, a honing strop and green honing compound.
Don’t get hung up in the “spend more, get better results” mind set. Learning how a plane functions, and how to sharpen, will yield rewards for many aspects of WWing.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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rockindavan

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#2 posted 754 days ago

Mk II is awesome, I would highly recommend.

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waho6o9

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#3 posted 754 days ago

+1 for Bill White

MDF and green compound work as well for sharpening. Then there’s scary sharp, Tormek,
oil stones, water stones, diamond plates, and metal plates. Have fun Jimmyhopps

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dhazelton

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#4 posted 754 days ago

jimmyhopps – I picked up a $2.50 Stanley Handyman No. 4 sized. I cleaned up the brightwork on a soft wire wheel, and sharpened the dinged blade on a belt sander to get back to good steel, then used the scary sharp method with Harbor Freight wet/dry sand paper. I can shave a curl 4 thousands of an inch thick. Go do it!!!

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jimmyhopps

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#5 posted 754 days ago

what’s wrong with learning on the good stuff?

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MikeS

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#6 posted 754 days ago

You have a PM

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Woodendeavor

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#7 posted 754 days ago

I just started myself using hand planes and decided on a Veritas bevel up for more angle options, I use allot of different woods with figure but could not afford to buy multiple planes. Then to keep things working nicely I bought the Veritas MK II, sand paper, and 1/4” plate glass(scary sharp). I could not be happier with my purchases. The best news of all, I believe it takes me 1/2 the time to get a project ready for finish. Good luck, I struggled with these decisions for too long

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MikeS

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#8 posted 753 days ago

No reply to the PM received. Are you still interested in a quality sharpening system?

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jimmyhopps

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#9 posted 753 days ago

Thanks for the offer mike, but I’m not looking for that particular sharpening system.

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