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steven newman

Planes...just,....planes

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Don't need a bigger shop just send a few over to me i still have some room available.

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13 hours ago, steven newman said:

Chinese Jack plane

Pushed or pulled? Inquiring minds want to know.

John

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Mainly  that Stanley #4, with the taped handle.   

Grinder, IF a new bevel is needed

Sander, to flatten out the hollow ground bevel

600 medium India stone

1,000...1500...2000. ..2500 Wet-or-dry sandpaper sitting on the oil stone

Leather strop, charged with green stick compound.  

 

Chipbreaker is set 1mm back from the edge.   Back of the iron is flattened, as I work through the grits.    Chipbreaker is mated to the flattened back until no gap is seen.

Sole of the plane is rubbed with a candle, prior to use. 

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I only go to 2.5K because I then use a strop.    I do not do micro bevels,  ruler tricks,  or any other "Extra" stuff......I want the iron sharp, and back in the plane, ready to work, as soon as I can.     An "All day at the sharpening bench" sort of thing...just isn't  going to happen.

 

Micron shavings?    Not needed....unless one is merely showing off.    Takes way too long to finish a job....3 microns at a time.  

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2500 + strop is fine for my plane blades. Might go to 6000 on my chisels if paring end grain. 

My experience with secondary or micro bevels is that they require sharpening more often. 

 

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Steven, I don't know where you are located, but I saw this place here in Kansas while poking through Craigs List.  Thought you might be interested.

 

https://lawrence.craigslist.org/tld/d/woodworking-hand-planes-and/6380834423.html

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10 hours ago, PostalTom said:

Steven, I don't know where you are located, but I saw this place here in Kansas while poking through Craigs List.  Thought you might be interested.

Wow, quite a collection. too far for me to drive also, besides the fact most of those would be WAY outside my tool budget.

Always fun to window shop though. Thanks Tom...

@John Moody would be drooling over these too.:P

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I may have to make a drive up there sometime this summer.  I will need to be careful, though, and not take my credit card with me, and be sure to only take as much cash as I can afford to spend. 

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It certainly would be worth seeing...at least take your camera and get some pics for the rest of us to drool over.:P

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There is a place down in Springfield, OH.....corner of I-70, and US40, called "The Heart of Ohio"   LARGE Antique Mall......Would take you all day to see everything for sale there...Was there last fall....1/2 a day, only went to about half of what is there....

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