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Eddie

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03-01-2013 10:18 AM

Topic tags/keywords: hand tools plane block plane

Thanks to Don W for sending me my first block plane and getting me into the planing world.

Even took some unboxing photos so you all could share in my excitement.


I put it to use this evening trying to figure this whole thing out.
Started on a dirty old 2×4 I had in my shop and…well take a look at the pics.


I played with the iron depth, im not very good at setting it yet.
Eventually my shavings got thinner though and by the end my old wood is was slick and clean.

I stopped at a knot in the wood so here is a before/after picture

I may have gone a little overboard

A #4 Stanley is on its way to me as well thanks to the generosity of Brandon W! I cannot wait to give that one a try as well! Im hooked


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Francisco Luna

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#1 posted 03-01-2013 11:21 AM

that’s great! thanks for sharing the pictures…....I can tell, you are in the cult now!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#2 posted 03-01-2013 12:29 PM

Ah… so It came like so many of those toys we bought when our girls were little…

“Some Assembly Required”
:-) :-)

Congrats and enjoy!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#3 posted 03-01-2013 01:12 PM

Wonderful action shots! ”...slick and clean.” Isn’t it amazing, the difference between a sanded finish and one that’s been planed? Addictive is right.

Congrats!

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

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jap

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#4 posted 03-01-2013 01:14 PM

fun stuff

-- Joel

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Don W

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#5 posted 03-01-2013 01:21 PM

there is no stopping now!!

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

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#6 posted 03-01-2013 01:33 PM

Very nice, Eddie! What a great beginning to your plane quest.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#7 posted 03-01-2013 01:35 PM

Pretty pretty pretty shavings.

Enjoy!

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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JayT

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#8 posted 03-01-2013 01:57 PM

Yep, you’re hooked. Next thing you know, you’ll have 20+ planes, be restoring them and your wife will look at you funny everytime UPS or USPS drops off a package. It’s grand!

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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Ron Harper

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#9 posted 03-01-2013 02:12 PM

You have no idea how cool the next few steps are gonna be. Welcome too the world of hand tools.

-- Ron in Kokomo

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MaroonGoon

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#10 posted 03-01-2013 02:28 PM

Those are some good shavings, Eddie! I got my plane from Don yesterday also but didn’t have a chance to make it to my shop last night. My results will follow soon :)

-- "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." -- Pablo Picasso

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Eddie

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#11 posted 03-01-2013 05:37 PM

Thanks everyone.
I tried searching but couldnt find the answer for my specific plane… Is the cap w/ thumb screw that sits on the iron just used to hold it in place? I dont see how it would advance or retract it at all. Also, what is the best way, with this style of block place, to adjust the plane for the thinnest shavings? There is no wheel(as far as i can tell) to advance the iron so it has mainly just been trial & error but usually cant adjust it as finely as I would like.

MaroonGoon—Looking forward to seeing your results! I was excited with the surface the block plane left, and can’t wait to try the no.4 smoothing plane when that arrives!

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Don W

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#12 posted 03-01-2013 05:43 PM

Eddy, the cap screw just holds it in place.

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

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#13 posted 03-01-2013 05:50 PM

After you get that number 4 you’ll start hunting a #5 then a Jointer then a fore plane and then you’ll start getting doubles of the planes you already have! It’s all in the works now…

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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#14 posted 03-01-2013 11:38 PM

Shaving are amazing…looks like your hooked!

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#15 posted 03-01-2013 11:40 PM

Nice, looks like you are off to the races now. Enjoy.

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