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A Long Forgotten Hatchet

I Refurbished a long forgotten hatchet. I will utilize it as carving axe and ground a shallower angle on the left side — the side that touched the workpiece — because I heard that’s what you do.

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On the Benefits of Scraping Planes

A fine demonstration by Veritas Tools Technical Expert Vic Tesolin explaining the use of scraper planes to a bunch of ♥Aussies♥. It answers my question of what cutting angle for a hand plane I want to use for a smooth surface. In short, it depends. Key Takeaways The lower a blade’s angle of attack the […]

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100 Years Old Planes

The age of these planes ranges from 50 to 100 years. That’s a guess. Still, pretty amazing. After reassembly, tuning and sharpening I hope they’ll work as new. I didn’t bother to polish or paint the metal parts as I quite like the brushed finish.

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Bought A Chamfer Plane

Update: I’m not using this plane anymore. I decided I’d rather have wooden handles on all my planes. It did good work on a few projects. I bought this vintage Edward Preston 1392 spoke shave/ chamfer plane.

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Bought A Fluting Plane

Update: I since sold the plane as it wasn’t working for purpose I bought it for. I bought this antique-ish french fluting plane. Planing to use it to build my first flute some day.