Wooden Molding Plane

The wife and I took a little trip to south Louisiana. We stopped in a few towns and browsed the antique shops. I saw many tools I wanted but as usual most were way over priced.
We had a great time with good food and sore legs. I will be going again.
Now I did pick up two rounding planes and have been wanting to try a new plane cleaning formula I saw American Woodworker show. Mendota Plane Polish.
I have blogged about cleaning and refurbishing planes before and making wedges. This was to test the plane polish. And here are my results.

This is my 2 cents worth. My opinion and methods.
Oh I did almost pet an alligator.

Please if you have questions or comments feel free to leave one.

Please be careful. Some of the things I do are dangerous. It is not my fault if you get hurt. Use your brain, be safe.

18 Responses to Wooden Molding Plane

  1. Sandra Christopher says:

    Hey Dave,
    If I didn’t have to go to that pesky place called ‘work’, I’d be out trying to clean up my first wooden plane. Thanks for all the instructions.

  2. dw says:

    well done as usual Dave. Carry on.

  3. DIYaholic says:

    Now where did I put that wood bodied jointer?????

    Great video. Very informative. Lots of good little tidbits of knowledge!!!

    Having never done a video, I can only imagine the amount of time that really goes into it. What, with the editing, perhaps reshooting a tad….

    Thanks for the time, effort & information!

    Yes, I will be attacking that plane soon……

    • David Bardin says:

      That’s the spirit Randy. We are going to get that plane back to doing its job.
      Thanks for noticing man whom snow dunes fear.
      Randy that is why I dont like talking through the videos. It takes longer to put them together. And I do little if any retakes. Some stuff I don’t show cause they are screwed up.
      Good and thanks for your time to view my stuff.

  4. roger says:

    cuz……. yauuhn-tooo………. LOL

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hmmmmm, I’m gonna have to send ya my wooden body planes so you can confirm your suspicions…..

  6. JL7 says:

    Hey Dave – I am interested in this process but the video cuts out right after you say “there is wax in both” ?? Can you check it?

    Some cool old finds there…..and hopefully I can see the rest of the video…..I have to finish up the coffin plane for starters……


    • JL7 says:

      Dave – maybe it’s just my computer, but by re-starting the vid several times I did get it to play through…..kinda weird though.

      So – good review on the cleaning process…..I will be trying this soon. I got lot’s to learn here…..but you give some great detail on the process and that is appreciated!

      So if I understand correctly, after soaking the ends of the coffin plane in BLO and letting it sit for a month, and then flattening the curved bottom, I can now clean with turpentine and 0000 steel wool, right? And then coat with BLO……

      Thanks for all the help…..


      • David Bardin says:

        Youtube may be having problems.
        Jeff there is so much I dont go over. I could spend a couple hours going over stuff. But that gives me material for another video. I think this is the longest I have ever done.
        Yes the plain should be stable now and ready for you to get after it. Good luck.
        Jeff thank you for being a friend and taking the time to look at my stuff.

        • JL7 says:

          YouTube is doing their April Fools video thing today….funny stuff….all your videos will be deleted tomorrow!

          • David Bardin says:

            I know. I uploaded my 95’th video and they post we have something special for you. Then told me they were deleting everything on youtube and not coming back online till 2023.
            It had me for about ten seconds.

    • David Bardin says:

      Jeff I got my iPad and streamed it. It didn’t give me any problem. Try again.
      Who shot JR? I cant remember.

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