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Forum topic by flyboy posted 02-23-2013 03:07 AM 754 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-23-2013 03:07 AM

Hi. I just picked up a 27” Bridge Tool Co. Transitional plane. This is my first wood bodied plane and I was wondering what everyone uses on the wood to help protect against humidity changes. I am having trouble with Photobucket but as soon as I can I will post pics of it and some of the others I have recently bought. I now see what people mean about hand tools being very addictive. It has actually made me eager to get back to the shop. Thanks, Flyboy

-- 160th S.O.A.R


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#1 posted 02-23-2013 03:12 AM

Welcome to the dark side
It will slowly dawn on you that this is less a woodworking forum than a support group.

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#2 posted 02-23-2013 03:28 AM

As far as Photobucket trouble, there’s a common problem with images being too big to fit on LJs format. To get around that I resize all my pictures to a maximum of 640 pixels wide.

If you do that then reinsert the images and they’re still too big, clear all your Internet history. That should force your browser to load the page fresh with the right sized images.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#3 posted 02-23-2013 03:33 AM

Hi Doc and Bt. It is very addictive. I will say I have had my share of problems with the learning curve. A lot of reading plus trial and error. But man is it fun when everything works right. Thanks for the heads up on resizing the pics. I will give it a try. Flyboy

-- 160th S.O.A.R

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#4 posted 02-23-2013 07:26 AM

Best thing I ever did with Photobucket is forget it and post directly into the forum.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 02-23-2013 01:36 PM

Hi Topamax I think you are right about photobucket. I tried a dozen times with no luck. I am going to try right from my phone pics.Flyboy

-- 160th S.O.A.R

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#6 posted 02-23-2013 01:39 PM

I hope I got this right.

-- 160th S.O.A.R

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#7 posted 02-23-2013 01:49 PM

wow. That’s in nice shape. I would just wax it. If the wood seems dry a few coats of BLO would be good first.

I’m with TopamaxSurvivor, it seems unless your using an ipad or similar, photobucket is a pain.

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

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#8 posted 02-23-2013 02:53 PM

Hi Don. The plane is in great shape. I was a little concerned buying sight unseen. It has no cracks and does not seem dry at all. Would you recommend just a furniture wax? I am going to sharpen the blade tonight and try it out tomorrow. I just can’t believe how much fun I’m having with hand planes. I am hoping to meet some hand tool people in the mid MI area. Flyboy

-- 160th S.O.A.R

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#9 posted 02-23-2013 03:09 PM

I use a bees wax turpentine mix, but a floor wax works well. Furniture wax would be good as well.

these things are fine for sure. Its addicting as hell

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

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#10 posted 02-23-2013 04:34 PM

Thanks Don. It sure is. I found a guy in WI that sells restored planes and he does great work and his prices are even good. I just found a Stanley 5 1/2 for ten dollars that is all rusted. I want to try myself to restore this one myself. I picked up a jug of evaporust so I will soak it this weekend. Would you mind if I have questions that I could PM you. Flyboy

-- 160th S.O.A.R

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#11 posted 02-23-2013 04:44 PM

I don’t mind at all. Have you seen my blog? http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com/bench-plane-restore-the-dw-way/

And here is my 5 1/2 type 11.

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

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#12 posted 02-23-2013 05:13 PM

That came out great Don. Thanks for the blog link also. I thought instead of buying them always restored I might as well do some myself. It is a great thing to take a rusted out item and to bring it back to life. Plus it’s easier on the wallet.

-- 160th S.O.A.R

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#13 posted 02-23-2013 05:19 PM

I agree.

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

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