OK, so here I am at a crossroads in my life. I grew up woodworking with what my father taught me in our basement woodshop. Dad had plenty of quality powertools and he taught me well how to use them. My Great Grandfather was a Carpenter and woodworker also. I have a lot of his antique tools. I have an old Baily #4 with patent dates of Mar 02 and Aug 02. It is really cool. I am going to restore this and start to teach myself (at the young age of 40) how to properly use a hand plane. I asked my father why he never used hand tools. His response was “Why, when you have power tools.” I figure that he didn’t know how to use one and was afraid to ask someone. Whatever, finding these tools has given me a breath of fresh air. I also have a non identifiable #4 with a corrugated sole. I am taking them to the Tampa woodworking show tomorrow to see if someone in a woodworking club can give me some info. Also, the frog is broken on the Bailey. The adjustment lever at teh rear of the plane is broken off. The cast is broke. I think I found an antique tool guy in Washington that has a replacement. I don’t care if it is original, I just want it to be working again. Like I said, this plane belonged to my Great Grandfather.
So, now you know a little about me, does anyone know of a GOOD DVD that I could purchase that would show how to set up, tune and proper techniques for using a plane?
Any help would be helpful.
On a side note, I just found out that Lee Valley will be there tomorrow…....I figure if I am going to learn how to do this by hand, I might as well buy that Bevel Up Jointer Plane, Right?
Have a Great weekend all!!