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.
Session 3 of 3 on japanning antique cast iron hand planes. This session covers applying and heat curing japanning.
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.
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.
Check back for additional content under development. Making trim mouldings with the Sargent 1080 (Stanley 45), Stanley Bailey cantilevered frog design and its affects, Craftsman Hand Plane history and type study, Fulton Hand plane history and type study, and more.
30 second video showing the size of the Fulton cast iron hand plane timeline under development.