Cleaning the little woodbits out the crannies in metal planes

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Forum topic by Texchappy posted 09-28-2013 10:58 PM 773 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-28-2013 10:58 PM

I’ve really been enjoying my new Veritas bench planes but this leads to a question…

How do you clean the little bits of shaving and saw dust (or is that plane dust) out of the hard to reach nooks and crannies of the plane?

-- Wood is not velveeta

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#1 posted 09-28-2013 11:22 PM

A little compressed air or a paint brush oughta do it. If its not effecting the planes performance id let it ride until the next honing or sharpening.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 09-29-2013 12:01 AM

I use a paint brush (pig bristle) to brush off what dust I can, at the end of the day (then I wipe the sole and wings with oil). When I hone/sharpen the blade, I wipe all the pieces of the plane with an oily rag. Also, every once in a great while, I take apart the moveable mouth, and clean out in there.

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