Been naughty again
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23 July 2013 at 9:57 pm #15189
You All would be welcome, but afraid not a lot of room in my shed I’ll give you a guess why, and standing room for just about two people.
I’ll Post picture No.7 tomorrow Maybe with a shaving or two.
I needed A new No.7 my old Record got very rusty a few years back I took a belt sander to it so it looks better but sole no where near flat. Think I would have to put it on some sort of milling machine to get flat.
Dagenham, Essex, England31 August 2013 at 4:06 am #17280
So, I saw something I just couldn’t resist, and I jumped on it before I had a chance to talk myself out of it haha…my first T.H. Witherby chisel. From what I have read about these tools and their near-mythical maker they are some of the most highly prized and sought after western-style chisels by both collectors and those who buy tools for working wood. Some even claim that using these tools is sacrilege since that would require sharpening them, which will eventually remove them from service and further deplete the already slim supply. I for one plan to use this chisel, but I will sharpen it as judiciously as possible; hopefully I will be able to pass it on to my son someday.
I found a just-posted 3/4″ Witherby bevel-edged paring chisel with what looks like most of its original length on ebay for $20 plus $5 and something for shipping. The back is perfectly flat with an almost mirror finish; the bevel needs a little work, but I should be able to get it to working condition with a fairly minimal amount of effort.
Can’t wait to get it to work! Will post about its performance soon. Almost hope it is simply a great tool rather than the be-all end-all of chisels as some report; otherwise I will have probably begun yet another tool obsession :)…9 September 2013 at 8:17 am #18310
Went to a boot sale got a new got these all for £1.50 🙂
I also bought an axe and a 12″ hack saw but they were new and cost £17
What made it worse was just after bought hacksaw I see an old eclipse hacksaw probably would have got it for 50 p
Dagenham, Essex, England9 September 2013 at 10:19 am #18313
£1.5 well spent I would say
Wigan, Lancs. England :16 September 2013 at 10:32 pm #18945
Just bought 044 on ebay for under £16 with postage needs a little work and probably buy new cutters from workshop heaven.
So now I have Record 050c two 405’s, 044 and 043 🙂
Dagenham, Essex, England18 September 2013 at 9:17 pm #19077
Been very naughty again bought 60 1/2 premium Stanley,Ray Iles Plough Plane 044 Cutters, Mujingfang Indonesian Redwood Frame Saw 430mm, Mujingfang Ebony Spokeshave Taiwanese Pattern,Mujingfang Curved Profile Ebony Jack / Smoothing Plane and General Purpose Workshop Leather.
Dagenham, Essex, England19 September 2013 at 8:29 pm #19140
I am still waiting for delivery. Let you know when I get a chance to use plane. Hopefully have a chance Sunday. I am pretty excited as they do look a beautiful plane.
Dagenham, Essex, England
Now that I think of it, I do have a rosewood rabbet plane. I don’t use it much because it doesn’t have a fence.. I probably need to use it more often… Because it is easier to set up than the Stanley 78, but lacks the depth stop and fence.
I was searching on the mujifang website and notice they have a plough plane for cheap, real cheap. But again it lacks a depth stop… But it still might be worth trying out because of the price.
The other plane I was looking at, was the high angle smoother… Just not ready for any new planes…
Well enjoy the planes!22 September 2013 at 8:51 pm #19270
Been playing with a few planes today just making shavings for the fun of it.
The Mujingfang what a delight to use enjoyed using very much a lot lighter.
Think it may set me off to buy more Mujingfang planes.
The Record 044 I bought must be pretty old dose not have an adjuster and there is no threaded hole for adjuster and the irons had no slots either. I spent a fair bit of time cleaning 044 up also the irons needed the rust taken off. The irons were not too bad after clean up only 2 had pitting but after flattening and regrinding on Tormek all good. Made a few grooves very happy.
Dagenham, Essex, England27 September 2013 at 11:39 pm #19398
Just found out that the record 044 is pre 1938 really early model
Dagenham, Essex, England
There is something about working with tools that our grandparents could have used! I would really like a record plane.
I checked the squareness of my Mujifang rebate plane and it is not square to the sides. Not in the least bit. Good thing is, it’s made of wood and can easily be squared up. Another positive, the iron can maintain a keen edge and make fine shavings. Which is good for such a cheap plane. I enjoy using it and would like to try other models of Mujifang planes…
I did score a coffin plane from Ebay, real cheap, $14. Always wanted to try one, but didn’t want to spend a bunch of money on one. The pictures from Ebay look alright, the iron looks like it has surface rust, not sure about any pitting. Good thing is that the irons from these old wood plane are usually real thick.. We’ll see for sure once it gets here.28 September 2013 at 11:39 am #19415
The Mujifang rebate plane cheap for new plane at £35 wooden plane can be trued up.
When I went to European woodworking show philly planes was there and the cost of a a beech rebate plane was £140 he probably has got to charge that much because of the labour that goes into it.
I have fell in love with the smoother/jack Mujifang I will be adding to it the rebate plane may be next. Going to start to look for some hollows and rounds as well.
Dagenham, Essex, England
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