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post #21 of 33 Old 02-02-2013, 11:04 AM
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Works for me ... thanks Wrangler (sorry, I don't know your real name) and Jean.
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I have stopped breaking the corners on my smoother, because any tracks left by the plane are so shallow that they are easily removed with a scraper.

What I forgot to say when talking about my fore plane, is that the 3" radius got into the chip breaker. I also had to clip the corners of it to properly set the iron depth. The iron on that plane is laminated and about 1/4" thick. There is no chatter no matter how deep a cut that I wish to make.

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What I forgot to say when talking about my fore plane, is that the 3" radius got into the chip breaker. I also had to clip the corners of it to properly set the iron depth. The iron on that plane is laminated and about 1/4" thick. There is no chatter no matter how deep a cut that I wish to make.
Ouch! I just retract the chip breaker enough to clear. Never had any problems resulting from that. A thicker / better supported iron really is better though so it's an interesting thought.
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Ouch! I just retract the chip breaker enough to clear. Never had any problems resulting from that. A thicker / better supported iron really is better though so it's an interesting thought.
When I retracted the chip breaker, I couldn't retract the blade enough. It works great the way I have it set up, so no worries.
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since this is all so new to me, and since i am the type of guy who learns best by doing and seeing, and since my new bench is not flat where i edge-glued the 2x4s, i thought, what the heck?

so i decided to try using the transitional plane with the non-rounded blade, going across the grain at about 45* or so, just to see what happens.

i see the edge lines you all are referring to, and what the smoothing plane would be good for. this bench will be flat when i'm done with it! then I will put some lindseed or danish oil on it to seal it.
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I decided to go with the stubby nubs idea of using a HF plane. Grounded the blade to a camber and honed it up. WOW! Worked great. Effortless. I continued to a 5 i quickly honed it up. The 7. Did not hone it. worked fine. Then 3. Im very happy with how the top of my bench turend out. I did half. My bench is 2 piece top. For my first time using them. It was alot of fun. I will properly hone them to finish the top.

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I decided to go with the stubby nubs idea of using a HF plane. Grounded the blade to a camber and honed it up. WOW! Worked great. Effortless. I continued to a 5 i quickly honed it up. The 7. Did not hone it. worked fine. Then 3. Im very happy with how the top of my bench turend out. I did half. My bench is 2 piece top. For my first time using them. It was alot of fun. I will properly hone them to finish the top.

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looks great!

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Splinter, which HF plane did you use? According to their web site, they only have 2 planes, in approximately the #3 and the #4 sizes. Did you use one of those, or did they have a larger one that is not on their web site?
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Splinter, which HF plane did you use? According to their web site, they only have 2 planes, in approximately the #3 and the #4 sizes. Did you use one of those, or did they have a larger one that is not on their web site?
The exact one in the video. #4 size.
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you will find that if you get into sizing lumber a lot with hand planes, and for the price of good used #5s, and wooden scrubs you'll want a few with different cambers. You'll figure out what to use as you use them.

Here is one of my go to jacks (not really a jack at all) https://timetestedtools.wordpress.co...-new-604-jack/

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Don could we see the bottom and blade. Also which Stanley is that?
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Don could we see the bottom and blade. Also which Stanley is that?
Follow the link, it shows the blade. The bottom is not corrugated, its a Bedrock 604.
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