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  • #5831
    George Bridgeman
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    Finished mine today. It went pretty well other than a blunt auger bit tearing up one side an end panel and me mixing up reference faces a little. Turned out alright but the second one will be better.

    Just wondering what finish to use.

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #5845
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Well done George. Looks fantastic to me. It’s funny how we are so much more critical of our own work than others.

    Maybe you can answer this question for me. When I’m face planing the boards, I’m getting slight ridges from the edges of the plane blade. I haven’t rounded over the blade edges as Paul advises. Is that what’s causing this problem? How did you sharpen your plane blade, cambered or straight?

    #5846
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Nice job George

    #5857
    George Bridgeman
    Participant

    @jwinship Square edges will leave tracks on your work. My plane irons have a slight camber on the edges, which I put on by lifting the iron while sharpening. Paul covers it in one of his sharpening videos on YouTube.

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #5859
    juryaan
    Participant

    Nice tote , George.

    Lopik - Netherlands

    #5894
    David Gill
    Participant

    Hi George

    Nice job,  as to finish I would leave it in the natural colour and just give it a few coats of Danish oil or Shellac asPaul suggests, I finished mine with a dark oak stain and then a wax polish , I thought it would go better with the polished Aluminium handle , but now think it looked better as the natural pine finish.

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #5903
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Thanks George. I just couldn’t bring myself to hone the corners off of a new Hock blade without some verification. I should have checked the YouTube vid first.

    #5905
    juryaan
    Participant

    Hello David,think it looks great with the dark oak stain

    Lopik - Netherlands

    #5908
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hi George Nice job, as to finish I would leave it in the natural colour and just give it a few coats of Danish oil or Shellac asPaul suggests, I finished mine with a dark oak stain and then a wax polish , I thought it would go better with the polished Aluminium handle , but now think it looked better as the natural pine finish.

    I agree David, I think it looked better natural pine. Still looks very nice, I just hate stain or paint on wood.

    #5933
    George Bridgeman
    Participant

    Nice job, David!

    I don’t want to use shellac in case the tote gets wet and ruins the finish. I’ll have a look at Danish oil.

    Jeff, it’s quite a change to the iron but it’s worth it and you can’t ruin it as the rounding on the corners is very gentle. I did it to my LN #4 iron and it’s been much smoother since. Takes a bit of courage but you’ll wonder what all the fuss was about once you’ve done it!

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #10342
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    If it’s likely to be used outdoors I’d recommend clear polyurethane as a virtually bulletproof finish and outdoor grade glue for joints.

    A string wrap on the handle can help improve grip as well as provide added reinforcement.

    Another handy tip is the installation of quadrant or scotia beading to the lower internal corners which can make cleaning out a little less troublesome.  Especially if trying to fish out spilled panel pins, small screws, etc.. 🙂

    #24296
    Sandy
    Participant

    George, it looks pretty good to me. I painted my first one with a coat of white paint and then a coat of blue and distressed it. I don’t have a picture and it’s gone already. a gift to my Mother-in-law…

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

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