A question on Plane blades
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  Re: A question on Plane blades by Arlin Eastman (I was reading the po...)
Thanks Bandit I do use bees wax on the bottom.
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  Re: RE: A question on Plane blades by bandit571 (Hmmm...ever wonder, ...)
(07-15-2018, 02:38 PM)bandit571 Wrote: Hmmm...ever wonder, when you pick up an old wooden plane, and notice how it is worn?    Could be because the original owner used that plane at a skew..even when jointing?

The ONLY planes I have in the shop, that I use...are the bevel down style.    Unless you count the block planes...which is the only place I have bevel up irons....and, no, I don't change those block plane irons.....I just change block planes.. Laugh ...from two kinds of low level  and then the "standard angle" block planes.  

One little tip, for pushing a plane.....rub a plain old candle across the sole of the plane...just a few squiggly lines will do....and HANG ON!.....be surprised how easy that plane is to push... Winkgrin Winkgrin Winkgrin
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Or do like the really "old timers" did...use tallow instead of wax......it's like adding ball-bearings to the sole...... Big Grin ...And it prevents rust.....
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