|Forum topic by shaver||posted 09-02-2013 09:01 AM||1367 views||0 times favorited||27 replies|
09-02-2013 09:01 AM
First post for me.. I’ve been tossing around the idea of building a mission style bed frame and I’m trying to get the necessary items together for building it.
I’ve been looking into hand planes lately, and hit an estate auction this past week in an attempt to get myself some useable tools to restore and utilize.
I’d like to try and get all the hand planes together I’ll need.. and then move onto perhaps either a router/router table or some long clamps.
Anyhoo.. was hoping for some thoughts/advice on the planes I picked up, and what I may need, not only for this project, but going forward.
For $80, I got the following planes:
After looking them over and finding cracks/broken adjusters, etc.. I’ve consolidated a useable (restorable) group down to:
Baileys No .3, 4, 5, 7 – a stanley 9/12, and a stanley 102
I have some work ahead of me in getting them to some semblance of useability, but the process should be fun – and hoping for a good outcome. (lapping, polishing & scrubbing, oh my!)
That being said, As far as really utilizing the consolidated bunch, I realistically see myself using the block planes and the no. 4 plane the most..
I’d also like to pickup a stanley 60 1/2 low angle plane, and possibly a rabbeting plane to round out my hand planes.
Regarding the 60 1/2 low angle, I’ve seen some oldies on ebay that look appealing but not sure exactly what was the best ‘era’ for those – I’ve heard bad things about the current production of stanley 60 1/2 planes, and based on the fact that they’re a little pricier anyway, I’d like to save some mulah and go with something tried and true.
Anyone have any recommendations on a good stanley low angle block plane example? (I don’t have the funds for a LN/Veritas block plane, so lemme just stop you there ;)
As far as a rabbeting plane, that’ll easily be the most expensive plane I’d have to purchase.. Any recommendations on a rabbeting plane? (for tenons)