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Forum topic by shelly_b posted 417 days ago 1232 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 417 days ago

Looks good to me. I don’t know the brand, but the price seems decent.

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#2 posted 417 days ago

Wow, those are only about an hours drive from me ! Looks like you got a good deal on them, Shelly : )

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#3 posted 417 days ago

Seems good enough for me. Complex irons can be tricky to sharpen though. Assuming you intend to put them back to work :)

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#4 posted 417 days ago

Oh yeah, I definately plan on using them. I figured I would have alot of time in sharpening them. My thought was if they are sharp enough to cut the profile atleast 1 time, then I could attach sand paper to that profile to aide in sharpening…think it would work? Thanks guys:)

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#5 posted 417 days ago

I also thought I could go around the corner to the machine shop my uncle owns and ask them to make one for me:)

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#6 posted 417 days ago

depends on the profile of the iron, the sand paper idea may work. I’ve been meaning to make a board for all my beading cutters on my #45 plane, so I could just use honing compound on those to sharpen them, but haven’t gotten around to it yet

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#7 posted 417 days ago

I call those cock bead planes. They are among the most useful
moulding planes for modern woodworkers with access to
routers. Fun to use and makes a nice detail.

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#8 posted 417 days ago

Shelly I had an old time finish carpenter show me how to sharpen those. Pretty simple really, you just focus on the back of the cutter. Since the lower part of the cutter is doing all the work, you keep that sharp by working the back and the rest of the profile can kept in shape by working it with machinist files. Has worked for me and I own about 70 of the moulding planes, I do use them all. You may want to use BLO on the wood, they can get pretty dry from sitting around. Hope this helps and enjoy, they are a blast yo use.

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#9 posted 417 days ago

They’re complete with blades and wedges so you did good there. Not knowing anything about the maker, the price seems good, even after shipping at about $12-16 a plane. To sharpen them you can get some slipstones, but since they are a round profile, you can contact cement/spray adhesive some sandaper on the right size dowel too. This video on molding planes goes into sharpening and also mentions focusing on the back.

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#10 posted 416 days ago

Oh nos! She’s got the bug now!

And so it begins… LOL

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#11 posted 416 days ago

Study those planes so you can make a nice one for the handplane swap.

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#12 posted 416 days ago

its not a bad deal for ebay. Molding planes are fun to use. You’ll enjoy them.

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#13 posted 416 days ago

I only paid 9 bucks for shipping, so it wasn’t bad. I saw them on rough cut, and have wanted some ever since. Your right Joe, and I’ve never used ebay before, it’s always been amazon….I can see my shop overflowing with antique tools in the near future. I should try to stay away lol. I’ve also already got and old block plane and spoke shave. Also bidding on a router plane….but these are all things I’ve been wanting.

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#14 posted 416 days ago

lol alright, I’ll just throw this out there now, in case the sickness settles in http://lumberjocks.com/topics/26023 :-P

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#15 posted 416 days ago

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