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RE: [MedievalSawdust] $20 Rosewood body smoothing plane at Woodcraft

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  • scorch
    Coincidentally, this just came across my mailbox... Eoin Tuning Metal Bench Planes for the Rest of Us
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 4, 2006
      Coincidentally, this just came across my mailbox...
      Tuning Metal Bench Planes for the Rest of Us

      C N Schwartz <kjworz@...> wrote:
      Try here:
      and here's some more info:
      this is good for many handtool tips presented in an entertaining way, but a lot less on tuning woodies:
      If you are in a book buying mood, the best one I know of for tips on tuning planes is "The Handplane Book," by Garret Hack.  It has a section on woodies, obviously, but he does concentrate on metal planes.... Maybe a better book on fettling handtools, including all I ever needed to fix, tune, and use woodies, Michael Dunbar's "Restoring Tuning & Using Classic Woodworking Tools."  If you can only buy one now get the second one first.
      -----Original Message-----
      From: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com [mailto:medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Dave Ordway
      Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 2:32 PM
      To: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [MedievalSawdust] $20 Rosewood body smoothing plane at Woodcraft

      I just received my set of these planes.  They do appear well made.  I paid the extra five bucks per plane for the sharpening service and assume that this included honing.  I have always wanted a set of these style planes so that is why I rushed into ordering them while they were marked down and in stock.  It occurs to me that I don't have a lot of experience with these types.  Before I go and screw them up, does anyone have a link to a website concerning maintenance, setup, and use?
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 10:58 PM
      Subject: [MedievalSawdust] $20 Rosewood body smoothing plane at Woodcraft

      Thought this might be of interest to some folks here. Woodcraft has a
      rosewood bodied smoothing plane on closeout for $20.00 and a jack plane
      for $25.

      http://www.woodcraf t.com/family. aspx?familyid= 5049

      I ordered one of the the smoothing planes other day and it came in today.
      It's obviously chinese manufactured (check out the box in the pictures
      below) but it appears to be fairly well made. Everything fits tight and appears
      to be square. The blade is sharpened but not honed, so I haven't tried using
      it yet, but it look better then the usual chinese steel. It appears to be a hard
      steel blade about an inch and a half long braised to a cheaper steel piece
      the rest of the way.

      I put a couple of pictures in a folder on the group page called Kean.


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