One about restoring a handplane...

Jul 05 2016 0 Comments

While I'm on annual leave, spending time with my family, and playing with TOOLS... I wanted to share this video link after I received so many requests from our customers on how to restore a handplane.

You can always purchase a second hand handplane in a poor state, made by Stanley or Record for example, bring it back to life and make it work even better than a new one. But I've watched lots of videos about the subject, and this one from Paul Sellers is one of my favorites. If you have any other suggestions, please feel free to post and share them on this blog comments.

Click on the image to open the video.

And if you want to take your handplane to the next level, I will suggest you replace the existing iron and the cap iron for the ones made by HOCK. These guys make one of the best blades you can get in the market. It is worth checking out.

The Centre for Fine Woodworking in Nelson puts orders from Hock every now and then. So if you are interested in getting any, get in touch with Helen at the CFW and she might be able to help you.

Then if the Black Japanning on the handplane is damaged (the "black" finish), you can remove it and use Hammerite Direct to Rust Metal Paint Smooth Black. Thanks for the tip on this J. Pakai

Also below is another link on Sharpening and Setting a Bench Plane.

Click on the image to open the video.

Cheers, Gaston


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