My Converted Scrub Plane (No. 4)

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  • #57096
    John Moore
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    This is the bottom of my converted scrub. It was/is a Stanley No. 4 smoothing plane. It works like a charm.

    I buy and mill a lot of rough sawn lumber. This scrub save me a lot of time and makes milling the boards to size very fun.

    I found that filling the arch in the front of the throat opening made a big difference in amount of times I had to manually clear shavings when hogging off waste.

    Lakeland, Florida USA

    #57103
    Mihai
    Participant

    Nice look John; don’t tempt -me…

    #57107
    Mark Armstrong
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    What is you radius John?
    My No. 5 scrub is tame to that My radius about 8″.
    The main thing it works for you. 😉
    I have a fair bit of sawn timber so it is a very useful tool.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #57124
    John Moore
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    Mihai, thanks! You should really consider converting one if you use rough sawn lumber. I use mine almost daily.

    Mark, Ha Ha, I did get a little carried away with the radius. I shaped my blade before Mr. Sellers video. I was trying to mock some of the No. 40 scrubs planes blades I was seeing on E-bay at the time. They varied a lot, so I made the middle of the blade around 5″ radius, but then the corners dives off around 3″. This is overkill, but removes a lot of wood fast.

    Lakeland, Florida USA

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