candidate for scrub plane conversion?

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Forum topic by Lucasd2002 posted 10-07-2014 03:15 AM 1027 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-07-2014 03:15 AM

Is this a decent candidate to convert to a scrub plane? I have two old planes that belonged to my grandfather. One is a stanley (Type 16, I think) that I intend to use as is.

The second is this Craftsman. I have a pile of SYP 2×12s that I want to use to make a base for my workbench and I thought a scrub plane might be useful. Obviously, the craftsman need some work and de-rusting.

Honestly, I have no idea what I’m talking about for hand planes, so let me know if this question doesn’t make sense.

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#1 posted 10-07-2014 03:22 AM

You’re speaking sense. A scrub plane has a short base (like the craftsman), and a huge mouth to pass chips (creative filing required) and a blade with a good bit of camber to it(rounding). The craftsman would be a great candidate, although you might want to work on the tote a bit. It looks like it could use some more rounding like your Stanley. This may seem like extra work, but it will keep you reaching for it instead of letting it sit on a s shelf.

BTW your craftsman is a Sargent made plane if you ever have to find parts for it in the future.

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#2 posted 10-07-2014 03:24 AM

As deycart said the craftsman would be a good candidate

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#3 posted 10-07-2014 02:17 PM

I have a Craftsman pretty much identical to yours, and that’s what I have3 in mind for it (scrub plane).

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#4 posted 10-07-2014 11:32 PM

Camber the iron, move the frog back and have some fun.

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#5 posted 10-08-2014 02:14 AM

Thanks guys. This is going on my list of projects.

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