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