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Rebate Plane No1—The #78 Filletster Plane

[…] discuss the plane in general first. The filletster plane is simply a rebate or rabbet plane and can be called such in the day to day of benchwork. The Stanley 78 pattern we are discussing has been made by many different makers over the years and all of them are just abut identical.As a […]

Prepping Wood VII

Finally, we arrive at the workbench with wood. The sawhorses get stowed, wood is rough-cut to width-cut and length-cut and stacked alongside the bench. It’s here that I pull out four planes for possible use in the next few minutes and then for hours. My diamond sharpening plates are to my left hand on […]

Rebate Plane No 2—Bullnose Plane Part II

[…] drops the plane the depth of its cut; light shavings only a little and thick shavings a lot. This is indeed a little different than say the bench plane like the #4 and all of the others in the bench plane series. For rebate work using the bullnose the width of the cut is […]

Fixing the Faults

[…] adjust as necessary. With time and practice, this adjustment becomes second nature and effectively fast. There is a system to it. In some cases, men used the bench end and sides to make minor adjustments with the hammer being used for the wedge only. Striking the heel like this will loosen both wedge and […]

A Wonderfull Book For Your Library

[…] perhaps irritating endeavour to question why we lay planes on their side comes from my never seeing or working with full-time plane users in user-realms lay their bench planes on their sides. It was a development from school use that children were trained to lay planes on their sides. Kids plonked their planes on […]

Paul, Long plane? Bevel-up, bevel-down? Part II

As far as long planes go The longest plane I use is a #6,  bevel-down Bailey-pattern plane, even though I own full ranges of bench planes in wood and metal types and by different makers, new and old. For the main part they don’t get used past the #6. So, occasionally, about once a […]

Old Men, Old Planes, Old Ways Now Gone – The Origin of Scrub Planes

[…] worth.  I Keep Old Tools to Work With Because They Work; Not Because They Look Nice Today many planes from the past are somewhere near to my bench and the throats vary according to use. It’s here that I want to share something i think has value to us as woodworkers. It’s a little […]

thinking we see the whole

[…] I am not opposed to new, heavier planes, but it’s the equations I look at. For two decades I used a # 4 and a #4 1/2 bench plane without ever checking the soles for flatness. These two planes flattened my wood and leveled adjacent surfaces around joints every day, and whereas I agree […]

Something New To Think on

[…] friends, is most likely not chatter but what I call scudding. Plane chatter or scudding? It’s scudding. When we are new to woodworking and less confident with bench planes, starting them at exactly the right level and the right point on the wood as we land and start the plane, the plane stroke is […]

I remember

[…] to get them. I couldn’t wait to try them. These were my first ever tool purchases. George had directed me. He stood smiling as I approached the bench. “Go on then, try them!” He rolled a two-by-four towards me and I tightened it in the vise. Eye-balling the set for depth of cut was […]