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Antique Wood PlanesRestoring antique moulding planes - Part 2/3

Restoring antique moulding planes – Part 2/3

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Like most other planes, moulding planes only perform well if the plane sole is flat and has a consistent shape. With antique wooden moulding planes, this is not always the case, so I show you different methods to re-shape the soles. And you don´t need fancy equipment!

In the first part of this video series, I show how I clean both the wooden parts of the planes as well as the irons. Watch the first part here: https://youtu.be/LhljAtVNehk

In the third part of this video series, I explain how to shape and sharpen the cutting irons. Watch the third part here: https://youtu.be/lwN0drcHbdY

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  1. I have an antique round one, for making hollows. Seemingly the same maker as yours, with that crown and initials as maker sign. Do you know who made them, and around what year?

  2. In case you want to try this, I have been successful in steam bending molding planes back to straight. Basically; I steamed for an hour and a half, then clamped them straight between two construction grade 2 × 4's. I also put in old plastic gift cards / credit cards / etc. to act as shims, in three positions – heel, toe and middle by the bend, to slightly over bend and counter spring back.
    If interested in more details, please contact me.
    Thanks for the videos, enjoy viewing them.

  3. This video was VERY helpful and informative! Thank you so much. As a retired professor, I’d like to say that you are an excellent teacher. Please keep up the great work and I’ll keep watching!

  4. Excellent videos, I have learned more about moulding planes and getting them ready for use watching your videos than i have from watching any other videos on youtube. Can not wait for number 3. Thankyou.

  5. What a great video! I have watched lots of videos on moulding planes and no one talks about this topic you demonstrated. Plenty of videos on matching the cutter to the shape of the sole, but nothing about checking the length of the sole for changes. After the 3rd video on cutters, maybe one on what to do if the plane jams in the mouth. Check that the blade is being held correctly?


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