the Handplane Thread

Re: the Handplane Thread

Unread post #91 by timber715 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:34 pm

bigfoot wrote:Best is 2nd hand market in the US, a Stanley 60 or 9 1/2 is nice.

It is very difficult kasi to mix cheapest price with the best performing tool. Even the 2nd hand market is pricey when compared with what others think as good because of the price.
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Re: the Handplane Thread

Unread post #92 by bigfoot » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:57 pm

I got my vintage Stanley 60 1/2 LA block plane for USD30 or less I think, still with original blade. It was a pain to sharpen, close to dishing my 240 grit stone even. It is a joy to use, though I dread the day I need to sharpen it again.
Your cutting tools is only as good as your sharpening system.
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Re: the Handplane Thread

Unread post #93 by nick » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:03 pm

Been watching DIY hand planes on youtube by paul seller.
I will just try to make one out of wood.

Since my tools for sharping my chisels are not yet that good.
If i can sharpen my chisels well, then i think i can sharpen a hand plane.
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Re: the Handplane Thread

Unread post #94 by Violaine » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:49 pm

Making wooden plane body is easier than finding the perfect steel who will eventually cut the wood. Enjoy this hobby we call woodworking NOW. If you will build a handplane...sasakit ulo mo kasi you need this tool and that tool to make one.
I am not extinguishing your motivation to build one by this comment but all i wanted for you Nick is to make something out of wood this soon.
I think i was a woodworker in my previous life...and the life previous to that.
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Re: the Handplane Thread

Unread post #95 by estib » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:19 pm

nick wrote:Been watching DIY hand planes on youtube by paul seller.
I will just try to make one out of wood.

Since my tools for sharping my chisels are not yet that good.
If i can sharpen my chisels well, then i think i can sharpen a hand plane.


You don't need expensive sharpening tools to achieve a razor sharp edge. All you need are sandpapers, piece of glass or granite or any flat surface and a honing guide (I made one before with scrap of plywood and screws). Google "scary sharp".

Better to just buy a wooden plane instead of making one. Lazada has some Mujingfang (just search for "wood plane"), just don't know if they authentic or not. Price range from 400+ and up depending on size.
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Re: the Handplane Thread

Unread post #96 by bigfoot » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:23 pm

I agree with DocV, only go down the road of DIY handplanes if you have the iron for it, else all efforts will go to waste. If you happen to chance upon some Japanese irons like Gattaca and I did, it would be worthwhile.
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Re: the Handplane Thread

Unread post #97 by gattaca » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:42 pm

Nakita ko lang sa fb, (no dealings yet with the seller but soon will considering his wares...) https://facebook.com/commerce/products/1378771338884095

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I guess what bigfoot and violane is saying is, you pick your battles Nick. Is the plane a means to an end or the project itself? Am ambivalent whether to encourage you or dissuade you from making planes.

Hmm you need planes to makes planes... And a special saw, chisels... Overall the process is both frustrating and fun at the same time.

... should you proceed, i got tapered irons- western and japanese. Am happy to sell it for 900 bucks for the tapered marples (with cap iron 1 3/4" width...)

And i'll tune a kanna when i get back... 700 bucks for a kanna should be a friendly price?
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Re: the Handplane Thread

Unread post #98 by gattaca » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:48 pm

I think i'll try my hand at doing this: http://www.newenglandluthiers.org/conte ... index.html

I've had a kanna with a (dovetailed) adjustable mouth so the tip at the end of the link really works. Will incorporate that.

Funny how the western type is tapered the other way compared to the japanese way.
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Re: the Handplane Thread

Unread post #99 by gattaca » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:53 pm

Close encounter with a beech coffin smoother. Mouth is gaping (over 1/8") from use and had cracks on the sole so didn't acquire it to be part of my c*llection. Owner doesn't want to sell anyway, presyong "bentang-hindi" so i left it at that.

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Note the small screw in the abbutment (close to the sides) where the wedge goes against.
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In consolation, i picked clean a hardware store of their NOS marples plane blades. 1.5" width pala. Width is asking for it to be made into high angle smoothers. 47.5 or 50 degrees maybe.

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Thick. And tapered.
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Re: the Handplane Thread

Unread post #100 by gattaca » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:07 pm

moved.
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