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Stanley plane SB-4 – Junk???

Paul, I recently bought a Stanley plane SB-4. I have not heard of this plane until I saw one at home depot.. The price was right {$ 26.50}. I am having trouble getting the blade to cut in the bevel down position, the blade is right to the front of the mouth and will not…

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Myth and mystery surrounding plane and chisel bevels

I want to revisit something that proved interesting throughout my tour in the US these past three months. I asked attendees at each seminar what angle we grind our chisel and plane bevels to and everyone said 25-degrees. I then asked what angle do we hone them to? The answer was a resounding “30-degrees” and…

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Plane soles reflect their use and their users

An interesting point just came up on the woodworkingmasterclasses.com forum and it’s something most people will not be aware of when restoring hand planes like the #4s, 4 1/2s, #5s and 5 1/2s. Cast iron soles of any and every type wear and wear quite quickly; more on some woods than others, end grain trimming…

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  • Jeff D on As Boring Things Go…Can that pillar drill take other kinds of drill bits like the auger bits?
  • Max™ on As Boring Things Go…I was looking at the minicurls coming from my iwasakis and on a lark rubbed some around in my palms when I realized it could make a remarkably nice grit in a hand scrub. I also kee…
  • Al on As Boring Things Go…Paul, I started my journey into hand tool woodworking about a year ago and have learned an incredible amount from your videos and your blogs. You have such a clear and direct manne…
  • John2v on As Boring Things Go…Hi Paul Your handraulic "drill press". I did post a comment the first time you showed it to us about STAVROS GAKOS using one on utube. In fact one of your followers said " he would…
  • Chris on As Boring Things Go…Absolutely Paul. Your first comment I go with completely. It is not so very different today. Zero-hours contracts etc.
  • Paul Sellers on As Boring Things Go…I don't really get where all this came from, Nemo. Why on earth is it "a good thing" that I "don't see" those nice possessions cited that you own?
  • Paul Sellers on As Boring Things Go…Not at all, and that wasn't really the overall point either.
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