Herb, I have gotten 2 block planes that the blades refuse to hold an edge. Hone and polish to a gleam and within inches the edge is gone. I chucked the first one and replaced it with a chisel blade from the swap meet, what a cut. The other, I have a new blade for, but haven't taken the time to replace it. It was a swap meet plane for back up if I ever needed a back up 25th plane. I did get recently a spoke shave with adjustable bed for $5, on the tool sites it is rated at 185.00$. oy veh ,why buy retail ,Philberg.
I've got a large black spokeshave with the triple ajustment knobs,along with some nice Standard mfg. lg. block planes(# 6,9,12).They were aquired from a high school woodshop in LongBeach when the it was decided to close the shops due to rising insurance rates.(they are is like new condition,and were built in the 40s,and 50s). I replace the soft blades like quick(junk).I got more planes than I use ,that's for sure.Actually my favorite plane lately is the TOPMAN razor plane cuts sweet,and blades are cheap.It's much better than the one Clark sells.
was wondering where i might be able to find a Topman razor plane. i am trying all types before i stick with the sharpest. thanks for all the info. lately Herb.
>>> was wondering where i might be able to find a Topman razor plane. i am > trying all types before i stick with the sharpest. thanks for all the > info. lately Herb. ........Teddy,I got mine at FOAM-EZ.Herb.