Rebuilding Vintage Hand Planes
2h 07m 37s
Access includes complete video series plus all class materials.

Woodworking expert Roland Johnson teaches you how to tear down and rebuild three classic hand planes.

Discover the joy of taking a rusty old plane and transforming it into a fine tool.

Roland gives you his tips for finding the best planes to rebuild:

▪ Learn the history of the Stanley bench plane
▪ Know what to look for in relatives’ basements, at garage sales, and online.

Understand the tiny manufacturing and construction details of three different planes:

▪ The classic Stanley bench plane
▪ A low-angle block plane
▪ The unique and overlooked Stanley 82 scraper

Roland shows you the secrets for each part of the process:

▪ Cleaning
▪ Repairing
▪ Re-machining
▪ Flattening the soles

And learn Roland’s unique - and affordable - system for sharpening blades

Armed with what you’ll learn in this class, the best new tool in your shop might end up being an 80-year-old hand plane

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Rebuilding Vintage Hand Planes Resources (pdf download)
Making a Bargain Basement Plane Perform like Royalty (Fine Woodworking article)
Plane like a Pro (Fine Woodworking article)
Fundamentals of Hand Planes
Taunton Workshops Online Class
by Michael Pekovich
Working with Handplanes
from the editors of Fine Woodworking
The Handplane Book
by Garrett Hack