Am I alone in thinking the wooden come and go planes are a PITA? Setting one
side unsets the other. I sold mine years ago. And why buy one plane when you can
buy 2? I have a coupla-three pairs in the usual sizes, but I haven't used them
in forever. Then again, I haven't been doing much woodworking in a few years.
Guess I'd better get cracking.
And just this morning I was mulling on the best way to plank the back of a
carcass I'm mulling on, T&G or rabbet. Maybe I should try T&G.
From: OldTools on behalf of Kirk Eppler via OldTools
Sent: Friday, June 7, 2019 12:07 PM
To: RH Hutchins
Cc: Tools Old
Subject: Re: [OldTools] Tongue and Groove Planes
On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 10:03 PM RH Hutchins wrote:
> I've recently seen a Paul Sellers YouTube in which he used a pair of
> old, wooden tongue and groove planes. It was in an episode featuring
> inlays, but it got me to wondering if such a pair might be found in the
> wild and how much one might have to pay for them. Failing that, how
> would a galoot go about getting irons made if he were to contemplate
> making a prototypical poor man's version of same. The woodies intrigue
> me more than a metal plough plane or a high gizmocity multi-iron get up
> such as the 45.
I have all of the tools mentioned by others, woodie pairs, coming and
going, and Stanley 48 / 49 (yeah, and multi-metal, but we'll skip that).
The wooden pairs and 48 / 49 are the most fun to use. The coming and going
(both metal and wood) just aren't as comfy in the hand, but were found
first. Obviously, if I hadn't bought the coming and going, the pairs
and 48/49 would never have shown up.
The first thing you should do is decide what size boards you will be
working with, and then narrow your search accordingly. I've gotten decent
deals on all of mine by being patient. Josh has them show up every so
often. If you let us know what size, we can keep an eye out too.
Kirk in HMB, CA, hoping for another fun weekend of tool hunting.
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