New Uses for Old Handplanes

Frogs, irons and handles can be repurposed into clever shop-made tools.

By Jeff Miller
Pages: 34-37

From the November 2011 issue #193
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The box arrives in the mail and the new plane you’ve been yearning for has finally arrived. You spend a few minutes admiring the workmanship, then get to work flattening the back of the plane iron and honing a razor sharp edge. You take a few whisper-thin shavings and feel contentment.

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From the November 2011 issue #193
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