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    Re : wooden handles

    Older planes were often reinforced with a screw or nails.
    Inspect closely as prying out a screw may ruin the body.

    If the glue is stubborn, wrap it in plastic and park it in the freezer overnight - the two pieces should both shrink enough to break the bond.
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    French cleats by hand

    On straight grain redwood, mark the mating pieces with your desired angle (traditionally 45 degrees) on each end.

    Connect the side mark across the face.

    With a sharp plane, remove everything above the mark.

    Check your progress as you go.

    Predrill before mounting to avoid splitting the stock.

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    Advanced method uses splitting with a hacking knife or hatchet, but this requires predictable materials.
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