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  1. writing on plane irons - sharpie alternative?

    Hi all, I have a few blades for my LA jack that I keep at different angles 25, 50 and 90. I sharpen on one of two guides I have and for accuracy's sake I wanted to write on the backside of the...
  2. Hey, you got a lot of good advice here, I...

    Hey, you got a lot of good advice here,

    I just wanted to add one small thing.
    I own the LN #60 1/2. it is a beautiful plane and very comfortable to use. I think that almost universally everyone...
  3. Hi, To me it sounds more like the brass...

    Hi,


    To me it sounds more like the brass adjuster threading is worn and so it binds under pressure (possible damaged steel threads but that is less likely).
    quick test - swap the brass screw...
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    I did put a camber on it - I can see what yo mean...

    I did put a camber on it - I can see what yo mean but I think the image is slightly distorted. it looks like the bevel of the cap iron is concaved at the edges down to the corners. I am still...
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    in that case, Ill give you $10 for it! but ill...

    in that case, Ill give you $10 for it! but ill need free shipping to Israel.

    man I am jealous of you all, I just don't have access to that market. if I do find something like that on sale, it is...
  6. Its warped - the area before the mouth is...

    Its warped - the area before the mouth is concaved and the area immediately after is convex
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    you tell me 458231 took a few tries to take...

    you tell me

    458231

    took a few tries to take a picture of it - the light band is the reflection of the cutting edge, the dark on is from the new bevel on the chip breaker.

    I have a few tiny...
  8. you would think that, right? I went to a store...

    you would think that, right?

    I went to a store dealing with glass with a 12" Starrett combination square as a straight edge - nothing was remotely flat - didn't even need a feeler gauges to check....
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    Thank you all, I took your advise as far as I...

    Thank you all,

    I took your advise as far as I could (I don't have a grinder)
    added a 53-ish degree bevel on the LN plane chipbreakers (I was limited by the angle of the honing guide)
    can't...
  10. If I had access to a flat surface, I would do...

    If I had access to a flat surface, I would do that.

    Can't find float glass around here
    granite surface plate not in the budget
    I wish I had a table saw...

    I am taking the sole to a friend who...
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    Derek, I would love to hear how you suggest...

    Derek, I would love to hear how you suggest modifying them - would you put a 50-80 degree bevel on the chipbreaker?
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    I said I would become experienced, I never...

    I said I would become experienced, I never claimed I would one day become competent... ;)
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    I figure if I keep at it a few more years, ill be...

    I figure if I keep at it a few more years, ill be an experienced woodworker...

    Thanks again, I saw the video - very informative.

    brings the thread back to the mention of the Union X plane -...
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    I have gone and sharpened the cap iron bottom...

    I have gone and sharpened the cap iron bottom edge and lightly rounded over the top so that it better slopes towards the edge. I also brought the blade back.
    you guys were right - wrinkles...
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    so you are saying that if I upgrade the cap iron...

    so you are saying that if I upgrade the cap iron I will have to play with the throat to get a decent cut?
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    I've said it before, becoming a creek member was...

    I've said it before, becoming a creek member was probably the best ($5?) I ever spent.

    Thank you all for the information, it has been invaluable!

    Like I said I am new to this - the high end...
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    wait, I need to understand - are you telling me...

    wait, I need to understand - are you telling me that I need to chose between the mouth opening and the set of the chipbreaker? that its an either or situation?
    could someone please elaborate?
    ...
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    LOL you are probably right about that

    LOL you are probably right about that
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    Hand plane features

    As a well seasoned woodworker of all of 3 months, I can confidently say that there are some features I like in handplanes and some I don't quite get.

    sarcasm aside, my favorite 2 planes are my LN...
  20. yeah, I am not ready to throw out the baby with...

    yeah, I am not ready to throw out the baby with the bathwater yet... I found a machinist who will try and flatten the sole of the plane and square up the sides (they mushroom out a bit towards the...
  21. I'm including a picture of the planes sole...

    I'm including a picture of the planes sole against the light with a Starrett straight edge.
    do you guys thing that could be concave enough to cause the issues?
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  22. Chipbreaker is set 1/32 from edge - I filed it...

    Chipbreaker is set 1/32 from edge - I filed it square (finished with water stones) and there is no light between it and the blade (its tight)


    Blade is sharp and square - LN honing guide won't...
  23. Diagnosing a no. 4 1/2 Bailey Stanley from the 80s

    Hi all, a while ago I got a vintage Stanley Bailey 4 1/2 made in the uk.

    My best guess is its from the 80s.

    Ive e been struggling with it and wanted to ask some advice.

    My first issue was...
  24. metal files for hand plane restoration

    Hi all, I have an old-ish (from the 80's) British Stanley Bailey 4-1/2 (people who remember the 70's please don't get mad!) that needs some mild restoration. I need to get some metal files for...
  25. the 0.004" represents the variation from straight...

    the 0.004" represents the variation from straight for lamination purposes - I started doing it because I kept finding gaps in the wood when I did a dry test for lamination. I wouldn't be concerned...
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