Tag Archives: No. 4 Smoothing Plane

Putting No. 4 Through its Paces

Unfortunately I don’t think the photo does it proper service, but I’ve been giving my new No. 4 smoothing plane a workout tonight. Still using the stock blade, and I bet I could make it a little sharper. I’ll probably … Continue reading

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Time to get some sharpening done. My geek side gets interested in sharpening, and I want to experiment with different methods. Currently I’m using a sheet abrasive system. The abrasive sheets I purchased from Tools for Working Wood here. I … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

Look what I got this year from my Dad: It’s a Stanley No. 4 smoothing plane, in excellent shape. After some investigating online, I believe it is a Type 18, which were manufactured between 1946 and 1947. I don’t have … Continue reading

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