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post #1 of 11 Old 08-03-2020, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Rescuing & restoring an old Jack Plane

I found this plane recently and since I don't have jack plane I snapped it up (for free) and put it back in service again after it had languished around for many many years. Not sure the exact maker and age, and I'm sure it's impossible to get too accurate, but maybe someone here can help zero in on it a little more.

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post #2 of 11 Old 08-05-2020, 08:28 PM
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Your blade sharpening efforts appeared to turn out very nice. The video didn't mention or show it, so I'm wondering if you also flattened the other side of the cutting iron near the cutting edge. I'm thinking of the practice of making both sides of the cutting edge flat ... similar to sharpening chisels.

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Yea, I flatten the back side. I also put a micro bevel on most blades. I have a very small plane and two micro chisels that I made that I don't put a micro bevel on, but I do on the others.
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I really appreciated the video, restored my first planes this month and it really helped. Subscribed!

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Really nice job. That one looked like it was in pretty rough shape. I've tuned up about a half-dozen planes since COVID, trying to get a good working range of bench planes. I've got #'s 3 - 6 in great shape now, and I might do a #7 if I find one in good enough shape and cheap enough. None of mine were as bad off as that one, but I've pretty much sworn off restoring old planes anymore. That's a lot of work!

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thanks Paul !!
just goes to show you that there is no need of being intimidated
in overhauling or tuning up an old plane.

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Nice video! Well done indeed - your style is very natural and inviting.
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I really appreciated the video, restored my first planes this month and it really helped. Subscribed!
Great. That's what I like to hear and thanks for the Subscribe!
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Really nice job. That one looked like it was in pretty rough shape. I've tuned up about a half-dozen planes since COVID, trying to get a good working range of bench planes. I've got #'s 3 - 6 in great shape now, and I might do a #7 if I find one in good enough shape and cheap enough. None of mine were as bad off as that one, but I've pretty much sworn off restoring old planes anymore. That's a lot of work!

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Yea, I have to be careful about picking up orphan planes. It can be an addiction.
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thanks Paul !!
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Thanks. It can be intimidating if you look at the whole project. Better to just take one step at a time.
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Nice video! Well done indeed - your style is very natural and inviting.
Thanks. Once I made the jump from stills to video, I really took to it!
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