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Handplanes in Springfield

comments (11) December 29th, 2009 in blogs

woodheat Roland Johnson, contributor
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Update: Congrats to Albert P. Creto of Wallingford, Conn. He won the Stanley Bailey No. 4 smoothing plane at the Springfield show.

Join me at The Woodworking Show's Hand Tool Rodeo in Columbus, Ohio, January 15th, 16th and 17th.  I will be the featured presenter demonstrating handplane restoration at several of the presentations over the weekend.

I've assembled a group of Ebay sourced Stanley Bailey No.4 smoothing planes and one will be restored to better-than-new condition over the course of the weekend then raffled to a lucky winner at the end of the show. Stop by and say hello, watch a presentation or two, and put your name in the hat to win the Stanley. You don't have to be present to win, the plane will be shipped to your door.

I'll also be presenting at a number of Woodworking Shows around the country in the next few months and a handplane will be given away at every show, so keep track of where and when here or online at

posted in: blogs, tool, giveaway, , handplanes, roland johnson, the woodworking show, springfield ma

Comments (11)

Profalbear Profalbear writes: Enjoyed your presentation at the WW show in Springfield this past weekend.
Posted: 4:20 pm on January 12th

woodheat woodheat writes: I will be in Collinsville (St.Louis show), Feb. 12-14, so stop by and say hi and register for a chance to win a Stanley Bailey No.4, restored and signed by yours truly.

Posted: 12:47 pm on January 11th

TimHodge1 TimHodge1 writes: I know a video might be a little too much to ask; but several pictures on a blog stepping through the process would be very helpful. I just picked up an old #5 at a garage sale over the holidays that I would love to bring back to (wood)working order.
Tim Hodge
Posted: 2:07 pm on January 10th

Wood__mizer Wood__mizer writes: I would like to hear a lil something on a electric hand planer its very all over it seems and could use some experiance
Posted: 9:56 pm on January 9th

Wood__mizer Wood__mizer writes: My bad wrong blog ladys and gents
Posted: 9:54 pm on January 9th

Wood__mizer Wood__mizer writes: I would enjoy a cabinet saw in my shop!!!! my shop is in the basement of the place that my family (soon wife)(1 year old son) are renting its only about 8 foot by less then 10 would be very tite but i would have a blast!!!
Posted: 9:52 pm on January 9th

chickenguru chickenguru writes: I just got a Stanley Bailey #5 at a yard sale for $5 with all the parts and in very good shape. just needs a little tune up. Hopefully I can find a couple different ones as well.
Posted: 10:23 pm on January 8th

kenalley kenalley writes: Any chance you'll post a video of one of these events--I'd love to see you go through the process. If not, any dates in the SF Bay area?
Posted: 4:57 am on January 3rd

Madbeaver Madbeaver writes: I know what you are doing and for me it has worked Very well.

I have many restore planes and I have had good luck with them. After getting a # 4,5,6 Baileys Planes from different yard sale I went to. I now use them all the time(for less then a new plane would cost for "one").

Using the info from FineWW was a big help after that. a day in the shop working and a can of spray paint the plane is back to new.

Thank you

Chris P.
Posted: 4:17 pm on December 31st

wilderness1989 wilderness1989 writes: Sorry 2010 not 2101 we may not be here by that time.
John Gray
Posted: 4:29 pm on December 30th

wilderness1989 wilderness1989 writes: Are you going to be at the WWing show at Collinsville, IL Feb. 12-14 2101? We really enjoyed your FWW sessions at that show last year, even if you do own a Model A Ford. ;-)
John Gray
Posted: 4:27 pm on December 30th

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