Hand Skills Sometimes An Inexpensive Plane Can Be Transformed Into A Useful Tool That Will Provide You With Years Of Service
Hand skills sometimes an inexpensive plane can be transformed into a useful tool that will provide you with years of service is article about Magazine bookmarked by edward with ID 1543962723 was uploaded on 07-03-2019 and has been viewed 169,098 times.
Metal Hand Plane Tune Up Photos by Bill Perry; Lead photo by Dan Russell A while ago a friend of mine purchased an inexpensive copy of a Stanley #4 Bailey.The new plane looked pretty good but had one serious drawback: it couldn't plane wood.
With great effort you might gouge a chunk out of a plank, but that so-called hand plane could not produce anything resembling a shaving.That's the unfortunate first experience many woodworkers have with a hand plane, and for some it's their last.
They put down the tool and pick up the sandpaper.Yet this need not be the case.An inexpensive plane is a good tool that, in most cases, just needs clean-up, adjustment, sharpening and tuning.Now, I won't claim that you can turn a rusted, cracked piece of garage-sale junk into a precision instrument.
But if you start with something basically sound, an afternoon's effort can turn it into a good tool that will provide excellent service.So here's how to transform that sow's ear rusting at the bottom of your toolbox into a silk purse that's a joy to use.
In this article I'll discuss a Bailey-type metal plane, since this style is one of the most...