Monthly Archives: November 2014

Hand Plane Basics Part 1

I am often asked how to get started using handplanes. So, here goes. I chose the plane pictured above¬†for this article¬†because it is common and inexpensive. It is a modern Stanley #5 jack plane made in England. I bought it … Continue reading

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This stuff is great for de – greasing parts. It will even remove paint. It is comparable to the purple cleaners, but much cheaper. I get at Dollar Tree for $1 per quart. Be careful using it because like all … Continue reading

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Modern Coating for Bench Planes

For many years I have been using Dupli-Color gloss black engine enamel to re-paint planes after removing what was left of their original finish. Lately I have been having trouble finding this paint locally. When buying this type of paint … Continue reading

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