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    TLDR: I've rounded my plane iron and I can't get it sharp, yes I have sharped the bevel and the back Whole thing: So I got my first hand plane. Its a Sargent 409c. I got it all cleaned, tuned up (as good as I can for my first time around), and flattened. The the plane came with an iron that...
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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...
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    Good evening folks, I'm in the process of restoring some old wooden planes. One is a jointer, two are smoothing planes and one is a rabbet plane. Now the blades are in pretty bad shape and they're giving me a bit of a hard time to restore them to a point were I say I'm satisfied with them. Most...
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    I've searched the forums, and the internet, to see if anyone has tried to grind a plane iron with a spindle sander. Got some results about people using a belt sander, but nothing about an oscillating spindle sander. I see maybe a couple advantages of a spindle sander over a belt sander: a) easy...
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