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    Hi! I am a beginner and have been trying to learn how to hand plane. I recently bought a restored Stanley No. 4 hand plane. I was inspected all the pieces and noticed that the chipbreaker sits crooked on the iron. I have added a picture of it. Will this affect it in a noticeable way? thank you!
  2. Hand Tools
    I though a few of you might enjoy seeing my recently rescued circa 1928-30 Craftsman model 5264 smoothing plane. Craftsman tools were introduced as the newest “House brand” by Sears, Roebuck and Co., in the 1928 Spring catalog. The “Wavy” Craftsman trademark on the brass lever cap inset and...
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    I picked up a Bailey's No. 3 yesterday and see that the plane iron is about gone. Wonder where to get a good replacement? Prices range from $18 to over $50 and I don't quite know who to trust. Also it looks like the screw to hold the iron and chip breaker together is not original and it...
  4. Tool Reviews
    I decided to add my second plane to my arsenal. I decided to diversify and get a wider range of capabilities with a low angle plane. Ive enjoyed my 5 1/2 Wood River, so i think ive made a good decision in choosing this brand. See my genuine, first time reactions to this tool here...
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    Greetings! I am looking at making my first hand plane purchase, but am unsure which one I should buy. As far as brands go, I've decided on the WoodRiver v3 series by Woodcraft. I feel like these are a good investment in a quality plane without getting into ridiculous levels of spending. I...
  6. Hand Tools
    I bought an ordinary Stanley #7 jointer hand plane at the swap meet the other day. I want to use it as a jointer for jointing (straightening and "right-angle-ing") board edges. Someday I want to buy a powered jointer, but I need something now, and it wouldn't hurt to learn hand planing skills...
  7. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi all, I was recently given 2 old hand planes (pictures below). I am pretty new to fine woodworking, but would like to get these things into working condition. Unfortunately, the blades (and some other parts, I believe) are missing. I would really appreciate it if ya'll out there could help...
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    I'm having trouble with the chip breakers on a couple of garage sale planes that I refurbished several years ago. One plane is a 4 1/2, and the other is a No 7 jointer. I'm getting chips stuck between the chip breaker and the blade. It always seems to happen in the same spot, and I think the...
  9. Hand Tools
    So, i recently found an old stanley bailey no 4, i believe it's a type #19(c.1948-1961) for pretty cheap at an antique shop. I was in the process of taking it all apart when i got stuck on the tote screw. The tote itself has a little wobble to it, but no matter how hard i try i can't budge the...
  10. Hand Tools
    Looking at making a block plane, but I'm on the fence if I should just buy a blade for it or make my own. I've seen videos of people using old mower blade and such, but I'm not sure what make a steel specifically suitable for this application. I know all are not created equal (e.g. knives)...
  11. Hand Tools
    Hi- New to woodworking, I inherited my Dad's old tools, including a bunch of hand planes. Unfortunately, I never asked him to show me how to do anything. I've been reading and watching videos on tuning up hand planes, and I'm having a problem properly adjusting my jack plane. So- I've...
  12. General Woodworking Discussion
    There are a few golden rules in woodworking: You can never measure it too many times. You can never have too many clamps. Never spill your beer on the table saw. And it's never, ever... sharp enough. If you only use power tools, you're missing out, buddy! For the love of everything holy, go buy...
  13. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    A good little tips n tricks video on sharpening a hand plane. Happy Holidays!
  14. Hand Tools
    I am brand new to the world of hand planing but really want to get good at it - so I invested in a small set of planes from Veritas. I picked up a bevel up jointer plane, a smoothing plane and a block plane. This past weekend I glued some maple boards (4/4) together. I ran them through a...
  15. Project Showcase
    Hello Everyone - Last week I finally assembled my work bench. The material is nothing special. I'm pretty happy with how it came out. I learned a whole lot! This has been a great project so far. I'm now building the chop for a leg vise from a chunk of 8/4 hard maple I picked up last night. Here...
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