|Forum topic by bandit571||posted 08-18-2012 08:15 PM||2336 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
08-18-2012 08:15 PM
I have a “set’ of Handyman Bench Planes. I have tuned them up, shined them up, and now, they are ready for a “Family Portrait”....
The H1203 (#3 size) the H1204 (#4) and a H1205 jack. Other than a few block planes, this was it for Handyman Planes. I said I had tuned them up? Tune up a Handyman? Can it even be done
The H1204, on a piece of 1×1 Beech….
The H1203, on the same piece of Beech, and
The H1205, working on a different side of that piece of Beech.
A fancy Sharpening System? A High dollar set of stones?? A powered sharpening system?? Nope.
Just some sandpaper, some Emery cloth, an old oil stone, with a MKI Veritas Guide ( high $$$ there) and a little elbow grease and time. Another look at these three Amigos??
You know, maybe IF I take one of my two Stanley #120s, paint it gray and Black, and call it a Handyman Block plane???? Nah, those two are safe.
Besides, they are trying to hide out with the other Block planes….
-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use