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Category Archives: Planes: Smoothing
Or: A rumination on hand tools as functional eye candy and a review of two Lazarus Handplane Co. planes (more images) (both links contain photos of the planes I purchased). Confessions of a wannabe hand plane collector: Not gonna happen unless I … Continue reading
(Part I will be posted when I make it readable) Here is what the mail person hands you after you sign: a cardboard box containing a pine box containing a plane. Sticks take up the extra space in the outer box … Continue reading
An Ohio transitional razee smoother rebuilt. The cutouts on the blade are finger holds and also work well as snecks to retract the blade.
I got a bad case of the “paint it green” syndrome (aka it is past time for this thing to be done) so a few things got done in a hurry or skipped. Anyway, here is pic of all the … Continue reading
(probably what Plant really meant) A bunch of screws to hold the various bits and pieces to the body. All screws attach via steel inserts potted in epoxy. The inserts have an external thread of 3/8″-16 and were made from … Continue reading
The brass has been installed, the glue has cured and the sides of the brass filed flush with the wood. Now that everything is locked into place, I can finish opening the mouth. I could have left the sides square, … Continue reading
The beech used for this plane body isn’t something I’d recommend for a plane sole (soft), really chewed up and the mouth is a couple of miles too wide so I needed to do something about it. I could slather … Continue reading
The worlds ugliest plane bottom with a big gap tooth smile (yes, the blade is adjusted), not even close to flat and with the cracks slathered in epoxy: But it actually works: At 52°, the need for a tight mouth or chip … Continue reading
Cast iron, for the most part, is pretty easy to machine, the main annoyance being it is very dirty due to the large amounts of graphite. Old cast iron can really suck to machine: large chunks of carbide that are … Continue reading