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    The person who never made a mistake never made anything

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    Iíve always wanted to get a proper look at that wall, thank you for posting the link!
    Nothing succeeds like a budgie without a beak.

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    Thanks Ray. I saw this the other day too. SN must love his patina, very few of them appear to have been cleaned up. I wonder how much they are used?

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    I don.t think they would be used much at all given that he spends a lot of time in front of the camera but there is no denying the extent of his knowledge and passion for all things woodworking
    The person who never made a mistake never made anything

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    In fairness, even for a busy woodworker it can be a long time until you pick up certain planes - while you'd want to shoot anyone who even thought of borrowing it.

    A good example is a side rabbet plane. A bit of a luxury that might go months without use depending on what you're doing. But when the time comes, ooh it's nice.

    I am a strong believer in *not* removing the patina. Why, except for removing paint or anything problematic? You can't remove material from eg the throat or wedge without affecting functionality, so anything you do will be uneven. Even then, if you use them, you're liable to scratch or dent them no matter how careful you are.

    My aim for tools in use is just do enough for their appearance to have them clean and functional - I aim for what you'd expect to see from a careful user (of their own tools, not ones in a shared workshop) who takes pride in their tools - but uses them as tools. So I will strip off any gunk or paint, flaking lacquer or shellac or other finish, perhaps lightly sand.

    If you want a new-looking tool in pristine condition, with wood that looks brand new - make a new one!

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    I agree wholeheartedly. I just clean up with steel wool and metho, wipe on my 3 in 1 mix and rub in some paste wax. The only modifications I make is to get them working better - flattening the sole, trimming the wedge, etc

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    Hi all,
    I have a few old coopers planes. Here is my coopers plough.
    It has also done a lot of work.

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    Hi,

    My Coopers Sun Plane.

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    let's be honest about what his channel is. It's an attempt to farm off of the users with the artificial friend gimmick and gobs of sponsors and amazon links.

    not a fan.

    of course he's got a lot of planes in the background - it's artificial credibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Ash View Post
    I agree wholeheartedly. I just clean up with steel wool and metho, wipe on my 3 in 1 mix and rub in some paste wax. The only modifications I make is to get them working better - flattening the sole, trimming the wedge, etc
    I am using a mix of natural turps + BLO 3:1 with 400/600P wet & dry sandpaper then a wipe down with a clean cloth and a final "clean" with metho.
    It works well but I am always worried that the mix will penetrate the wood and affect the finish.

    What grade of steel wool do you use and what is your 3 in 1 mix?

    I have a number of molding planes needing attention and I would like to bring them back to a usable state if I can. This will be quite a challenge given that I don't know much about old blades with a profile! Time will tell!

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    Hi Yvan. My 3 in 1 is equal parts BLO, Turpentine oil and clear oil based finish (usually Cabot's Satin) which I rag on. I have been using #2 steel wool lately for cleaning with metho but previously #1or #0. Whatever is available.

    The metho is great for cleaning off all the gunk but doesn't take away the age of the wood. It does dry out the wood a bit but the 3 in 1 soaks in beautifully and leaves a lovely rich timber finish. The paste wax (used last) leaves it feeling silky

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    Like many of you I love my hand tools. Here's 10 great gizmos you can't live without - links in description. If you like what you see think of hitting subscribe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cgcc View Post
    Like many of you I love my hand tools. Here's 10 great gizmos you can't live without - links in description. If you like what you see think of hitting subscribe.
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    Sorry a bit obscure, intended to reply to DW commenting on the schtick of some Youtube woodworkers.

    Those phrases seem to be fairly common.

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