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    Jim, Here is a picture. Compared to the Record,...

    Jim,
    Here is a picture. Compared to the Record, Paragon and certainly the Veritas planes I have, the surfaces and edge on this frog are very rough. It has occurred to me that someone might have done...
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    Hope this is not off topic... I just won a...

    Hope this is not off topic...

    I just won a vintage plane auction, min bid on a Sargent #414, under $10. I am currently cleaning up the parts. The frog on this plane appears to be relatively rough,...
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    Don, Interesting that you should provide that...

    Don,

    Interesting that you should provide that link. I found it myself late last night, certainly some advanced methods there. I am thinking about setting up a sand blast box. First I have to put...
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    So I worked on another plane or two for a couple...

    So I worked on another plane or two for a couple more weeks. I especially wanted a#6C type plane. I lost several auctions on planes that I thought were in good shape, including one earlier today. I...
  5. Welcome to the Creek Mike. The traditional...

    Welcome to the Creek Mike.

    The traditional tools for the work you mention would be a drawknife and spokeshave, maybe finishing with a simple card scraper.

    Drawknives are one of the few items...
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    Hi Grant, Welcome to The Creek! I thought...

    Hi Grant,

    Welcome to The Creek!
    I thought maybe HNT Gordon had retired a ways back when my local store, Highland Woodworking, stopped carrying things they use to carry. I also discovered...
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    I like the Brian Boggs video also on YouTube too:...

    I like the Brian Boggs video also on YouTube too:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lVMcFjoOL4

    Curtis demonstrates one of what I have found to be two major methods for sharpening drawknives. Curtis...
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    If you want to save some money and still get a...

    If you want to save some money and still get a few great rasps, go to Highland Woodworking>Rasps>Iwasaki. Iwasaki rasps are made sort of like plane floats, with long sharp edges that work much like a...
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    I am no expert on drawknives but I did take a...

    I am no expert on drawknives but I did take a Windsor Chair class recently and learned a little about them. I have won 5 on auctions in recent months. Just about everything I see at auction has a...
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    Thanks for helping me to clear up what jigs you...

    Thanks for helping me to clear up what jigs you guys are using and how you are using them. Sounds like I need to invest in the new Square Edge Jig. The old jig, as I think others mention, is hard to...
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    Blade holder? Planer Blade Attachment and Square...

    Blade holder? Planer Blade Attachment and Square Edge Jig are the attachments I am familiar with, are these the jigs people are using for chisels and plane blades? I thought the Square Edge Jig was...
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    Good call Derek, I was able to get the most even...

    Good call Derek,
    I was able to get the most even bevel yet using the knife jig on a, 10" blade, straight drawknife. The handle just barely clears the buffing wheel and I have to raise the tool rest...
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    Derek, thanks for the idea, did not think of...

    Derek, thanks for the idea, did not think of that. I sharpen my kitchen knives on a Spyderco, triangle sharpener. For some reason I have the knife jig though which I have not used. I will try it out...
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    I have been working drawknife bevels on my...

    I have been working drawknife bevels on my Tormek. I think the problem I have had more recently has to do with the convex bevels that came on them or I created sharpening by hand without a guide or...
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    Thanks Don, I don't have the plane yet so I am...

    Thanks Don, I don't have the plane yet so I am not sure what kind of shape the knob on it is in or whether or not the extra I have will fit. I will post when I get it and maybe contact you too.
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    I won a Sargent #414, plain bottom, at an auction...

    I won a Sargent #414, plain bottom, at an auction site. It was about to pass with no bids for $9.95. Mine looks just like Steven's internally. The only issue I see that may require more than a little...
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    Finally, patience payed off. I lost half a dozen...

    Finally, patience payed off. I lost half a dozen auctions but finally found one with no bides with 2 minuets left. I got a Sargent #414 for $9.95. I think that is the lowest price I have seen any of...
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    Ahh, the wide body 5, nice! I guess I need to...

    Ahh, the wide body 5, nice! I guess I need to have my eyes checked again and I just paid all that money for these expensive transition, progressive lenses too!
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    So it is actually a 5 1/4 right. I am irritated...

    So it is actually a 5 1/4 right. I am irritated that I missed that one too. I would have run the bid up myself if I had found it, grrr been shopping 5, 5 1/4 and 6 type planes for weeks without...
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    I think I read somewhere that Sears bought planes...

    I think I read somewhere that Sears bought planes from multiple suppliers over the years including Stanley, Miller Falls and Sargent... It might be asking to much to hope that the parts made by the...
  21. I have been shopping Stanley/Sargent 5 1/4, 5, 6...

    I have been shopping Stanley/Sargent 5 1/4, 5, 6 planes lately. I usually have a good feel for what it will take to win something. Lately not so much, I lost all the bids I made on those planes in...
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    Features....I am interested in those features...

    Features....I am interested in those features others find to be of benefit in planes used for removing medium to large amounts of wood from boards finished on at least three sides. Not a scrub, as...
  23. Yes, sorry VG-10 is the appropriate abbreviation....

    Yes, sorry VG-10 is the appropriate abbreviation. I changed it above to avoid any confusion. I know other as good or better stainless steels for folding and large fixed blade outdoor/tactical knives...
  24. If I could be confident that I would be the only...

    If I could be confident that I would be the only person using my kitchen knives I would go with carbon steel, but I know others will use my knives hard and put them up wet....so I am thinking...
  25. Like George I use the Red Milwaukee (50 year,...

    Like George I use the Red Milwaukee (50 year, special edition). It works well for construction too, removed all the steel posts holding up a building with it. I suggests a jack and removing the posts...
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