Coffin Smoother
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So yesterday I was at an antique store and I found this Sargent Coffin Smoother. I've never tried a wooden smoother before. I bought it and thought that if I tuned it up, It might be fun to use it every now and then. I brought it home, did very little to it. Honed the blade and some minor flattening. I had no idea I would love this plane so much. It just feels incredible and it cuts like a dream! I think this could be one of my favorite planes...


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  Re: Coffin Smoother by Elijah A. (So yesterday I was a...)
I have a Dutch coffin smoother I bought when I was in the Netherlands.  I should really hone the blade and see how it works.  Seems like reasonably good quality.  It has a double iron, so maybe it's one of the low quality ones.
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  Re: RE: Coffin Smoother by EricU (I have a Dutch coffi...)
(11-17-2018, 02:40 PM)EricU Wrote: I have a Dutch coffin smoother I bought when I was in the Netherlands.  I should really hone the blade and see how it works.  Seems like reasonably good quality.  It has a double iron, so maybe it's one of the low quality ones.

It ain't necessarily so!  Double irons are highly effective at smoothing when properly fetteled and sharpened.  I've made a couple at York pitch that work a charm.  Hock double blade.  Sole is Ipe, as is wedge and cross-pin.  Body is cherry.  Finish is TruOil.  

   
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Jim Waldron
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  Re: Coffin Smoother by Elijah A. (So yesterday I was a...)
That's beautiful!
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