Tag: Hand Planes

The Daily Matt No. 44

October 11, 20090 Comments

Nate’s question about coating a plane with shellac for protection against corrosion and just looking cool too (which it does!) Here’s the link he mentioned too… http://www.inthewoodshop.org/methods/wwc03l.shtml

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386 Stanley’s Premium Hand Planes

October 6, 20092 Comments

Earlier this year while I was working at the Woodcraft Vendor’s/Dealer’s show in West Virginia with the guys from Milescraft I had a chance to talk with the folks from Stanley Toolworks about the new Premium line of handplanes they were about to introduce. They’ve been out for a while now, so if you’ve had […]

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316 Preferred Sandpaper for Lapping Handplanes

October 12, 20080 Comments

Listener Doug wrote in about using Aluminum Oxide sandpaper vs Wet/dry for lapping hand plane soles. Doug had some concerns about the fact that he couldn’t find Wet/dry in coarser grits than 400 and was worried that using an AO with water would ruin the sandpaper. My answer for Doug was…

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274 Replacement Hand Plane Blades

June 8, 20080 Comments

A common question and concern for anyone using vintage planes is the topic of replacement blades. While some vintage planes come with blades that work perfectly fine, often we may find ourselves with one that sorely needs to be replaced. Modern manufacturers like both Veritas and Lie-Nielsen sell replacement blades, but the most common name […]

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Honing and Sharpening Chisel and Hand Plane Blades

August 19, 20070 Comments

The much awaited sharpening episode is here. Whether you use stones or sandpaper it’s all the same technique! Download Video File

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Lapping the Hand Plane Pt. 1

April 25, 20070 Comments

Part 1 of a 2 part series on lapping hand planes. ***EDITOR’S NOTE: ASK ME TODAY WHAT I THINK ABOUT LAPPING HAND PLANES BEFORE ATTEMPTING IT YOURSELF!*** Download Video File

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A “Look” At the Hand Plane Families

March 29, 20073 Comments

Here it is. The first video in the hand plane series. I know it’s been awhile but I’m finally getting around to recording. More are on the way!!! Download SD Video File

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