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04-06-2014 10:14 PM

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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 04-06-2014 10:40 PM

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.

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#2 posted 04-10-2014 09:44 PM

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.

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