Recording of my recent one day virtual seminar where I cover all the steps to japanning an antique hand plane. From preparing the plane, mixing japanning, applying the finish and heat curing, this seminar will take you from beginning to successful outcome in restoring a traditional japan black finish to cast iron.
Recorded live. Session 1 of 3 on japanning antique cast iron hand planes. This session covers session logistic, supplies and preparing your hand plane.
Session 2 of 3 on japanning antique cast iron hand planes. This session covers mixing and filtering japanning for use.
I demonstrate how to filter japanning to remove impurities for use. This is quicker and more effective than waiting for undissolved asphaltum contaminants to settle out of the mixture.
Session 3 of 3 on japanning antique cast iron hand planes. This session covers applying and heat curing japanning.
A discussion on long term Evapo-Rust test on cast iron hand plane. Pros and Cons by actual users of the product. Have you heard good and bad things about Evapo-Rust, the actual facts are revealed in this video.
Education video on "Influence of the Cap-iron on Hand Plane." Created by Professor Yasunori Kawai and Honorary Professor Chutaro Kato, Faculty of Education, Art and Science, Yamagata University. Video taken in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. English closed captioning provided by Mia Iwasaki.
Prepping 60" straight grained pine for shaping with combination planes. Removing excess material using a Siegley StS #7 bench plane. No narration, just the plane cutter doing the talking. Enjoy.
1920's era Siegley StS cast iron hand plane cutting iron manufactured by Stanley Works. The Siegley StS iron is a thick, tapered, forge welded laminated iron with O1 tool steel along the cutting edge backed by a less expensive alloy to provide stiffness and save production cost. Stanley ended Siegley production in 1929. The cutter is magnified 800X to examine the properties of the cutting edge and lamination joint.
Just a simple 23 second clip of Stanley 52 shooting board plane trimming miters.
30 second video showing the size of the Fulton cast iron hand plane timeline under development.