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    Derek; it's a journey. My second PM blade just...

    Derek; it's a journey. My second PM blade just came and I like it. I like the O1 blades I've used on the rehab planes. Now that I think about it, it might be the mass of the thicker blades I like...
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    Stewie; I haven't made the study of this that...

    Stewie; I haven't made the study of this that many have, but I really haven't found a steel that is as "satisfying" as well-made high-carbon either. For hogging, the newer compositions have...
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    The PM blade arrived for the junior jack today. ...

    The PM blade arrived for the junior jack today. I honed the secondary bevel but will need to open the mouth of the plane a little. I was able to squeeze a tiny shaving between the front of the...
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    Thanks guys, Over the past couple years I've...

    Thanks guys,

    Over the past couple years I've introduced a PM-V11 iron and two Hock O1 irons (with matching cap irons for the bench planes) to my herd of mostly Stanley and Sargent planes from...
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    Too bad about the cracks. Those are pretty easy...

    Too bad about the cracks. Those are pretty easy to braze, though. Or; you could braze one side and do this to the other (skip to 4:45):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiTwEeFgAIg

    sh
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    Good point about being able to swap...

    Good point about being able to swap blade/breakers. All of my big planes (6,7,8) have the stock blade but I don't use them much.

    Another good point about sandpaper. Sometimes I find myself...
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    Thanks Derek, That confirms a lot of my...

    Thanks Derek,

    That confirms a lot of my overall impressions. Most of my planes are Stanley's but there are some well-liked Sargents and others on the shelf too. Almost all of them have their...
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    Plane most improved with a premium blade

    Hi All,

    There is a lot of information on the web about the very high quality plane irons being made today by several forges. I have a few and like them.

    I'm not in any huge hurry to swap-out...
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    Thanks all, a light tap on a wooden caul and the...

    Thanks all, a light tap on a wooden caul and the blade cracked. Walked back upstairs and ordered a PM-V11 from Lee Valley. The blade must have been tempered harder than I expected because I've...
  10. Fabrication and Shop Techniques need to do some light plane cutter reshaping

    Hi Everyone,

    This is a question more for a machining group but a) this is where I hang out and b) my tooling is limited. Here is the crux of the problem: I want to make a custom set of cutters...
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    Straightening bench plane blade

    I'm fettling a No. 5 1/4 plane and had a good look at the iron. It has a potato chip quality to it with a wave from front to back and a slight cup at the edge -- bending down at the sides. I milled...
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    The iron wasn't at cutting depth in the picture...

    The iron wasn't at cutting depth in the picture so the mouth isn't as pronounced as it appears. I've since filed it smooth. The strange shape is because there are two 3/8" veneer strips on either...
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    Yet another scrub plane

    Hi All, I went on a plane making/modding binge over the weekend and made a dedicated scrubber to replace (well, add to) a cambered #5. I modded a 35 razee plane that was in good shape but seldom...
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    My edge file looks a lot like Teds. You have to...

    My edge file looks a lot like Teds. You have to be careful about the bevel side depending on how close the strings are to the edge. I also have standard fret files with a concave surface to round...
  15. The idea of making a slightly curved stop is...

    The idea of making a slightly curved stop is intriguing. There's better science in getting this precise than I've spent. Putting a curve on the plywood amounted to ten seconds on the belt sander. ...
  16. Patrick; I have something like that for rounding...

    Patrick; I have something like that for rounding scrubbers and round bottom plane irons. This is a little different.

    The bottom of the board that holds the iron is slightly rounded. The stop...
  17. Eric; if I'd needed it, this was the gizmo to use...

    Eric; if I'd needed it, this was the gizmo to use on the waterstones. By using a thick enough block, you could put a different radius on all four sides and turn it for better precision. I stole the...
  18. Stewie; that camber is on the jig -- it's...

    Stewie; that camber is on the jig -- it's slightly convex on the bottom. It only took a minute to get a technique for rocking pressure on the side that was over the center of the stone as I slid it...
  19. cambering iron idea for Tormek-style grinders

    Hi all,

    I got a wild hair to redo some of my bench planes with more consistent cambers. I have more than one of the smaller sizes and wanted one each to be different than dead-straight across. ...
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    I fixed a tote like yours. I found it was a lot...

    I fixed a tote like yours. I found it was a lot easier to make the patch with the 7/16" hole already drilled. To get the surface of the tote level, I bolted it to a sled and ran it through the...
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    I did it. I couldn't get everybody hot and...

    I did it.

    I couldn't get everybody hot and bothered and let it slide so I went into the shop and did pretty much what I thought. First I punched a not-quite centered dent in the back of the...
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    I just made one with TB II this summer. I used...

    I just made one with TB II this summer. I used 5/4+ red oak and glued-up 4 boards at a time so I could flatten one side on a 6" jointer. Two of the boards had already been routed for square dog...
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    I might have gotten this advice here. For...

    I might have gotten this advice here. For loose-fitting socket chisels, wrap a piece of cotton cloth once around the taper of the handle and wet it with BLO. Let it dry a day so it holds its shape...
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    I wouldn't fix it because I need it. I'd fix it...

    I wouldn't fix it because I need it. I'd fix it because I like fixing things.

    The screw is broken off flush with the frog base in the main body so superheating it would stress the flatness of the...
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    Thanks Jim, I do have a reversible drill-press...

    Thanks Jim, I do have a reversible drill-press (1) but I think the leave-it-alone idea is still winning the internal discussion. At least half of my bench planes are either Types 9s and earlier...
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