Category Archives: Hand tools

Thoughts on order

[A combination of health problems and bereavement have conspired against me getting any time in the workshop (or even at car boot sales! 😦 ) but here’s a post I’ve been writing for a while] I suspect I’m not alone … Continue reading

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Glueing broken plane tote

One of the wooden planes in my recent eBay purchase was broken in transit, with a clean break in the tote: As with last time I glued a tote I’ve used weatherproof glue so I don’t need to worry about … Continue reading

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More eBay purchases and a sale

I usually keep an eye on eBay in case there are any bargains that everyone else has missed. The other day I saw a lot with various planes, braces and mallets plus a cast iron glue pot for a starting … Continue reading

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Derusting planes – Part 4

I’ve finished derusting my metal bodied planes for now, so while the blades and chip breakers from my wooden bodied planes were soaking in the derusting fluid I reassembled the metal ones.

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Car booty – 02/06/2013

Today I went to Sayers Common car boot sale with my youngest daughter while my wife took our eldest daughter to a party. We’ve not been since April, when we were very impressed, so I had quite high hopes and … Continue reading

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eBay purchase roundup

I don’t think I ever posted about the other plane I got before I picked up the No. 71 router plane off eBay Stanley Bailey No. 3 – £14.50 + 5.90 P&P I got it some time ago but have … Continue reading

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Derusting planes – Part 3

It’s been a while since I last posted on this subject and I’ve now built a cylindrical derusting tank from soil pipe that is good for dipping longer planes. I managed to separate the blade and chip breaker a while … Continue reading

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