Restoring Handplanes: Tuning up Parts
Rollie Johnson gets his hands dirty in this episode, flattening the mating surfaces of the frog, and the sole of a vintage handplane.
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Rejuvenating an old Stanley Bailey plane is a great way to get started handplaning without breaking a slim woodworking budget. Tearing down a plane to its bare chassis and building it back to blueprint specs not only creates a great performing plane, but also gives you an insight into how these wonderful bench mates work. Rollie Johnson has rebuilt dozens of Bailey planes and given more than 100 seminars on the subject. In this video workshop he demonstrates his step-by-step approach to turning a clunker into a classic.
In this episode Rollie will show how to carefully tune up essential parts, like the frog, so that adjustments are exact and smooth.
The water mix valve grinding compound for bedding the frog can be found at NAPA auto parts online or in stores.
Camellia oil is Roland Johnson’s preferred rust protector and lubricant. It’s available through Woodcraft and Amazon.
Videos in the Series
Restoring Vintage Handplanes with Rollie Johnson: IntroductionJanuary 27, 2021
Restoring Handplanes: All About Stanley PlanesJanuary 27, 2021
Restoring Handplanes: The Parts of a Bench PlaneFebruary 3, 2021
Restoring Handplanes: Cleaning and RepairingFebruary 10, 2021
Restoring Handplanes: Tuning up PartsFebruary 17, 2021
Restoring Handplanes: Sharpening and SetupFebruary 25, 2021
Restoring Handplanes: Block PlaneMarch 3, 2021
Tuning and Using the Stanley 82 ScraperMarch 10, 2021