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Forum topic by TechTeacher04 posted 109 days ago 422 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TechTeacher04

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109 days ago

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Can anyone with experience making wooded hand planes recommend what type and brand of file/rasp i should get for refining the throat of planes? Thanks


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#1 posted 109 days ago

Lie Nielsen sells floats that are the traditional tools for working the bed and wedge areas of a woody. However, sometimes it is nice to use a regular old double cut file to take a finer cut. Much finer than that, and you clog the file and don’t really get much cutting action.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#2 posted 105 days ago

I, too, use the Lie Nielsen floats. You can make them from old worn out files if you wish, but LN has them available, and they are of good quality. You will also need a supply of 6” XXslim tapered saw files to sharpen them with, as well as some layout fluid, or a magic marker. I have some machinist’s layout fluid I use. It’s cheap, about $4 for a bottle.

-- Jeff Heath Heath Toolworks planes

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