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07-06-2012 03:49 AM

After trying to buy a stanley number 40 for months and just not being willing to pay 100 dollars for one i figured I had to figure something out until I found a good deal on one. So after watching stumpy nubs and seeing he basically had the same problem I copied his idea to get one of these and use it as a scrub plane. In the video he says he made a scrub plane, I don’t think he made one just used it as one but nonetheless it works great. I first sharpened mine to a 1 1/2” radius and soon realized that was way too much so I changed to a 3” radius. After having it sharpened to. 3” radius I had it taking very thick shavings and it was working completely different then I expected. When I got it I thought it would be a piece of junk and that I’d be lucky to get any shavings from it but it definitely made very nice thick shavings. There are a few things i really like about it. It surprisingly looks very nice, the knob and tote look nice and i also like the way it is adjusted its very easy dial in. The one thing I don’t like about it is that the lever cap comes off sometimes out of nowhere but once I tightened the screw down (probably a little too tight) it worked a lot better. When I first bought it I thought I would just get it until I found a number 40 or bought a lie Nielsen or veritas. Now I think I might be a little less in a hurry to get another plane, this one should serve me well for a while.
P.s. I tried to put some pictures on here but I guess you can’t on an iPad. I’ll try posting them in the comments section. This was supposed to be a review but since I cant upload pictures it won’t let me write it as a review.


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#1 posted 07-06-2012 04:11 AM

Iggles, gotta use Photobucket for pics as there’s no way to directly upload to LJs… Congrats on the scrub!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#2 posted 07-06-2012 04:22 AM

Yea I know ya have to use photobucket but on the iPad photobucket won’t let ya upload pictures so I couldn’t add Any to the review

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#3 posted 07-06-2012 04:23 AM

Thanks tho I appreciate the response, if anyone knows if you can upload pictures on the iPad let me know please

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#4 posted 07-06-2012 04:45 AM

If you have the photo on the pad, the photobucket app (not site, but app) will prompt to ‘Choose Existing’. If you have a pad 2 or New, might work w/ buillt in camera (this is via orig pad):

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#5 posted 07-06-2012 04:47 AM

If you don’t set up as a scrub they will take fine shavings too.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#6 posted 07-06-2012 05:37 AM

I noticed that, even right out of the box it worked pretty well for light shavings but the mouth is too wide and I have a bunch of other smoothing planes that I use.

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#7 posted 07-06-2012 05:42 AM

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

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#8 posted 07-06-2012 12:56 PM

Looks like mine:

And a shot at mine iron:

It do like to “scrub” things down, though:

Mine cost about $9.00 + TAX ( GRRR on the tax part)..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#9 posted 07-06-2012 02:47 PM

The #33 was the first plane I ever bought. After I got the deep grinding marks out of the sole, put a shim behind the blade, and flattened the back of the screw cap it made a pretty decent smoother. I hardly ever us it now, but I’ve been keeping it around with the intention of making wedged shims for it. I just haven’t had the need yet.

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#10 posted 07-06-2012 03:50 PM

Wow maybe I need to go pick up one or two of these !

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#11 posted 07-06-2012 03:54 PM

I really recommend it for someone just starting out in planes, it’s cheap and can actually work pretty well if tuned properly. Also can use it like I and other people have as a decent scrub plane

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#12 posted 07-06-2012 11:57 PM

Well since HF is on my way home from work, I stopped and bought one. Never used a hand plane before.

I have some 1×3’s in both pine and birch laying around that are rough and slightly bowed, so I thought they would make for a good experiment.

I was only able to get out there for 15 minutes before other responsibilities took precedent, but needless to say, I was not having a very easy time.

About how far out would you position the blade when starting on rough faces with knots ?

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#13 posted 07-07-2012 12:08 AM

The old wooden Jack planes work just as well as a scrub plane provided the blade is sharpened as you have done. Mostly people give them away as they see no value in them.

-- RusticJohn

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#14 posted 07-07-2012 12:09 AM

The point made above if tuned properly is pretty important. To me, using it as your first plane is like giving a kid a 22 that will not shoot straight. He’s probably going to get frustrated and quit.

I believe I can make almost any plane work to some reasonable degree, but I think if I tried this as my very first plane, I’d still be using power tools.

And trying on knotty pine to start…...well, that’s just not going to be fun.

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

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#15 posted 07-07-2012 05:57 AM

Have to agree with what don said, you can make the plane work but it definitely needs to be sharpened and depending on what your using it for (smoothing or scrubbing) will determine how far you extend the blade but try it very very slightly out and see how that works. Also using knotty anything is going to cause problems planing.

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