How wide is too wide when it comes to mouths on wooden planes? When looking out for a used one this could be one of your key areas of concern, but that worry might only be justified towards the finer end of the spectrum, and even then it's a quick and easy fix.A cap iron can control your tear … [Read more...]
It Happened Again!
It all started with a lovely sunny day and, ... just read this.Yep, basically that happened again. This time however I was prepared with a nice wooden floor, so there is no damage what so ever to the castings or any of the metal. It did crack the handle clean in two though. Rather than make a … [Read more...]
Wooden planes can be quick and easy to restore compared with metal ones, as material can be removed quickly with sand paper and chisels, unlike the relatively slow material removal when working with metal. By the same nature though, wooden hand planes can often be extremely worn and warped, which … [Read more...]
I've managed to find some spare minutes this morning so I decided to take a quick look at refurbishing an old wooden shoulder plane which I've had laying around but never used. These rebate planes can often be picked up from car boot sales and flea markets for next to nothing so it's well worth … [Read more...]