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Forum topic by mahdee posted 02-05-2014 06:31 PM 694 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-05-2014 06:31 PM

Got these two hand planes 22 years ago from guy in Alaska but never have used them. Should I put some sort of finish on these before finding a home for them in the shop?


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#1 posted 02-05-2014 06:37 PM

Up to you, but I definitely would. BLO would be a traditional finish or Danish Oil would work well, too

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#2 posted 02-05-2014 07:09 PM

The longer one looks laminated which would mean its a modern shop made as far as I know. Could be wrong, but I don’t think that was done traditionally.

Do you have blades for either? If not then just brush the dust off, add some BLO and find a nice shelf to put them on unless you want to make a blade. It’s easier to find complete wooden planes for cheap though.

Still cool to have in the shop.

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#3 posted 02-05-2014 07:50 PM

I concur. Oil ‘em up.

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#4 posted 02-05-2014 08:04 PM

Thanks guys appreciate it. They both are one piece of wood; the marks that make it look laminated is from the marking knife he made to determine where the handles should go. No, I don’t have blade for them but might be able to modify one for them.


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