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look what my beautiful fiance bought for me today

I have never used one before so any tips are greatly appreciated. I know it aint a stanley no.5 or anything but its what we can afford at the moment. It gets me started, and I figure if I can learn with an el cheapo I will master a good one when I can afford one. But at the moment I don't have a brass razoo as Dave would say haha. my cope can gives it scale it is very small
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as you can see from the dust I have already tries it out lol

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Cool, looks like what we call a 'block' plane. I most often use mine to take off the sharp edge on timber or plane a bull nose.

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well I was talking to my dad asking him if I could borrow his and she bought me one. He has a stanley no. 4 I think. This elm I milled I have one board where I tipped my saw and it made the board 1 inch at the top and dang near two on the bottom. I doubt I'm going to be able to fix it with this little one but Im going to try.

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well I was talking to my dad asking him if I could borrow his and she bought me one. He has a stanley no. 4 I think. This elm I milled I have one board where I tipped my saw and it made the board 1 inch at the top and dang near two on the bottom. I doubt I'm going to be able to fix it with this little one but Im going to try.
I'm a bad man. I think I'm sitting back laughing.

That is some serious hand planing there. You can do it but man that is some work.

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About the only things you need to get that plane working good are to flatten the sole and hone the blade. A coat of wax on the sole will also help, especially if you really are going to try to remove that extra inch of material on the board you just cut

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You should probably sharpen the blade first. They are not all that sharp out of the box.

If you are on a budget, just get some 220/400/800 and 1500 sand paper and you can make a honing guide with a some paint stirrers and a couple of skate board bearings to hold the blade at the correct angle. I made one for mine, but it was after I bought one off amazon (made by Robert Larson one), so i don't need the one i bought anymore. I'll sell the Robert Larson honing guide to you for $10 shipped if you are interested.

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That block plane will be useful, but I think you want a larger bench plane for taking an inch of thickness off of a board... or really, a saw, and then a plane.
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Happy to see you have a new block plane Tommie.

As others have commented, it will be useful, but not likely practical to fix the board.

I would attempt to fix the board on the table saw first.
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That block plane will be useful, but I think you want a larger bench plane for taking an inch of thickness off of a board... or really, a saw, and then a plane.
+1 That's too much material for a little block plane. However, on the plus side you will develop expertise in recognizing grain direction and dull irons as well become and expert at sharpening you iron. All and all it might not be bad for accelerating you skills with a plane.
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Happy to see you have a new block plane Tommie.

As others have commented, it will be useful, but not likely practical to fix the board.

I would attempt to fix the board on the table saw first.
lmao Well as you know I am getting back to primitive times with a hand plane and a hand saw, because my table saw is still broken.

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lmao Well as you know I am getting back to primitive times with a hand plane and a hand saw, because my table saw is still broken.
Drat, honestly forgot about the motor on the table saw. Sorry.

Cut as close to the line as you can with the hand saw, then clean up with the hand plane. The block plane is not very long so you will have to be careful to avoid a washboard effect down the edge.
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Morning Tom, how did you sleep. Ok so it's done lunch time over there. Do you have a 4" angle grinder.

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If postage was not so much I'd send you a jack plane, I got a spare Record here. They are a good brand here. At a guess they are about 10" long

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