Brazing Planes and an Aircraft Carrier

Hello folks I had a few promises to fulfill and thought I would film it.
Bandit over at Lumberjocks asked me to try to repair a plane for him. I told him I would be happy to. I know I have shown the brazing before but this might help someone else with a little more information.
Gene had give me a Stanley #8. I also told him I would show its restoration. So here we are.
Now before the movie I want you to see I have almost run out of space for my planes. I have them shoved in the rafters and under the bench.

Planes 1
Thanks for the new additions Jeff

Planes 2

My wife says I have a problem.
Planes 3

Hello My name is Dave, I am a plane user.

Planes 4
I dont think so.

One other picture. I saw this in Alabama in a antique shop. The fossil was huge and very pretty. Only $5000!

Well on with the show!

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24 Responses to Brazing Planes and an Aircraft Carrier

  1. CFrye says:

    Nicely done on both planes, Dave. Forgive the question: hand scraped? using what tool or method? I have a lot to learn about restoration. Thanks for sharing.

    • David Bardin says:

      Thank you very much! I used card scrapers instead of sand paper or machine sanding. A card scraper makes light and fast work out of removing finish and old paint.
      And you may ask any and all the questions you want to!
      Thats what I’m here for.

  2. Thomas Tieffenbacher/akadocSavage45 says:


    I really don’t have this social media thing down. I entered some clever comments but they seem to have disappeared? I think you should start a handplane aholics group. LOL!

    Nice work. Usually watch you on the big screen with no buttons as on computer.

  3. Thomas Tieffenbacher/akadocSavage45 says:


    Been watching you on my TV that’s Smarter than me. You can start a group Planeaholics Anonymous? LOL! Are you brazing with mapp ore acetolyne?

    I’m envious of that Number 8 Baily, but I have enough, and maybe too many planes at this point myself. Redoing a section of my bench to make it plane friendly for a short woodworker. 5’8″ and shrinking!

    That dremel work was nice. What kind of tip?

    Hope you had a good 4th. Rained here.

    i’m not too social media savvy but I did some clicking.

    • David Bardin says:

      I have to get me one of those TV’s.
      We can invite Don and Smitty to join.
      My next bench is going to be a lot shorter. I want to get more over the top of my work piece.
      Doc those are just the cheep diamond dust ones that came with my set.
      We did I stayed home and listened to all the neighbors shooting fireworks. It drives my doge crazy.
      Thank you for all you do!
      Coming here and posting is great!

  4. Boxcarmarty says:

    Dave , It is Ok to use a power tool to repair a hand tool???

  5. eddieantley says:

    too cool David ,loved it ,no problem there my friend

  6. Joe Lyddon says:

    Very good, Dave! I had no idea something like that COULD be fixed like that! Thank you for showing the Magic you can do… You’re SO GOOD!

    Have a nice w/e…!

    • David Bardin says:

      Hello JOE!
      Oh they can be fixed. It might not be to every ones liking but there is still some life left in the cracked ones.
      As always Joe keep coming by, you are always welcome my friend….

  7. lightcs says:

    A great educational blog, Dave. As far as a problem … I don’t see what she means. Grin. Since you have a reasonable collection, any recommendations for plane tills? I was originally thinking a till for six planes, but I am now thinking I want many, many more. I’m in no rush, so a plane works great. How many planes are reasonable for a single plane till that can be hooked on the wall with french cleats?

    • David Bardin says:

      Good to have you posting here. Thank you.
      I dont know what you mean “problem”. I just came back from the antique store and found my next months purchase. I hope its still there come pay day. Its got metal, and woodworking with a bit of leather work all tied up in one project.
      The wooden one you see in the picture has an interior of 28 inches square.
      It holds
      2 try-joiners
      3 fore
      2 sqewed rabbits
      3 Coffin
      1 mini rabbit
      #7,#6,#5,2 #4’s,#3 and a #71
      There tight but fit
      Again thank you for posting

  8. lewiskauffman says:

    A few more planes and you’ll need an “Air Boss” to keep everything straight!

    • David Bardin says:

      Hello Lew! Nice to see you.
      An Air Boss would be cool. Matter of fact I work with a guy that did 5 years on an aircraft carrier. I dont know what his job was. I need to ask.
      Thank you for the comment.

  9. DIYaholic says:

    I almost forgot….

    I agree, that you DO have a problem….
    Not enough shop space!!!

  10. DIYaholic says:

    ‘Tis “plane” to see that one gift was given…. another favor returned…. what goes around, comes around. That represents LJs to a tee!!! I’m honored to be a part of that….

    Loved watching/learning of the brazing repair. What kind of gas do you use for the brazing?

    Thanks, for taking the time to share & teach. You da man!!!

    • David Bardin says:

      You got that right Randy. And I am honored to know you sir.
      The gas is acetylene and oxygen. It gets HOT! I have a small rig and some larger bottles I hope to get some gauges for soon. The small ones are a pain to get refilled.
      Thank you for your time watching and reading my stuff!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Love it all, Dave! Well done!

  12. JL7 says:

    Another informative post Dave……nice work on the brazing and restoration. What was that filler you used on the #8 tote and knob??

    And what a cool collection you are amassing!

    Looks like fun……..

    • David Bardin says:

      Thanks Jeff you have added a whole lot to this collection! A lot in more than one way.
      It was bees wax. I hand scraped the paint and finish off then used my favorite tool finish, poly rub. When that got tacky I finished with bees wax. To me it gives an old look.
      And its fast and easy.

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