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  1. Hand Tools
    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...
  2. Hand Tools
    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 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...
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    A few months back, I picked up a "Diamond Edge" brand plane that I have been slowly working at bringing back to life. Below are some photos. I started with a thorough cleaning and de-greasing (where needed). I removed the light surface rust from the components, primarily with a soft brass wire...
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