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Re: Plane Woods

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  • Jeff
    There s no reason a heartwood big plane wouldn t work, and there is plenty of pine in germany/N Italy for a local woodworker to use. Jeff
    Message 1 of 26 , Dec 17, 2010
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      There's no reason a heartwood big plane wouldn't work, and there is plenty of pine in germany/N Italy for a local woodworker to use.

      Jeff

      --- In medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com, conradh@... wrote:
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      > On Thu, December 16, 2010 2:42 pm, Vels inn Viggladi wrote:
      > >
      >
      > >
      > > Yeah, I scored some rather nice vintage and antique from clearing out my
      > > father's tools after he died. There's a Stanley jack plane that needs
      > > some love, but the No. 248 plow plane is in prime shape. Quite a few
      > > others as well that I believe he got from the estate sale of a tool
      > > collector.
      > >
      > > Nice as they are, I'm really thinking it will be a great challenge and a
      > > lot of fun to do a few "really old school" planes. I want to start with a
      > > couple bench planes, probably a jointer, then try to tackle a router
      > > plane. I'm going for German/Continental styles rather than English.
      > >
      > Enjoy! When I made my big Bourdichon jointer replica, I found I really
      > liked the big horn as a gripping point, especially at the end of a stroke
      > when I lift the plane for the return. Also, a crosspin is a much easier
      > way to fit a wedge than those side notches the English use.
      >
      > Ulfhedinn
      >
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