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Sharpening update

It’s been a while since I posted and even longer since I’ve done anything other than buy tools, but I’ve recently begun chipping away at the excuses for my inactivity I have one of the best sharpening tools available – … Continue reading

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De-rusting planes – Part 2

After an initial scrub to get the loose rust off the Stanley Bailey No. 5 1/2 I bought at a car boot sale over the weekend has been soaking in the rust remover I already used to clean up the … Continue reading

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Rebuilding planes – Part 2

Following on from Part 1 As I stripped down the Acorn No. 4 first I’m starting to reassemble it first. The tote handle seems to have stuck together nicely and even the knob looks ok … … so I started … Continue reading

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Rebuilding planes – Part 1

Having stripped and de-rusted 3 old planes it is now time to think about any reassembly. I’ve still not decided whether to leave the “as dipped and scoured” finish or to have a go with some abrasive. Whichever I decide … Continue reading

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De-rusting planes – Part 1

After buying an assortment of old planes and old saws recently, I bought some de-greaser and rust remover from Axminster to have a go at cleaning them up. I don’t think any of them have any value as collectors items … Continue reading

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Saw seeing

The other day when I was in the bric-a-brac shop I noticed some old hand saws in the outdoor section. There were a couple of Disstons and a Spear & Jackson. Today when I went back they were still outside … Continue reading

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Plane sale-ing

(Apologies for the terrible pun! 🙂 ) I had a day off work today and got to spend a little bit of time with my wife while my mother-in-law looked after the kids. After traipsing round town for a bit … Continue reading

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