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  1. #1
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    Grizzly Hand Planes

    Anybody ever used one of those Rosewood hand planes that Grizzly Sells? They sure are inexpensive compared to the traditional all metal Stanley/Bailey knockoffs Griz' sells.
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    Re: Grizzly Hand Planes

    I haven't used them, but there's a reason why they are cheap.
    Just my $.02.
    "Be happy in your work"...Colonel Saito
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    Re: Grizzly Hand Planes

    I have a Griz 14" smoother.The handles are shaped in such a way to increase comfort for ring and little fingers at the bottom and for the web between thumb and forefinger at the top. I rub a small amount of candle wax onto the sole of the plane makes the work a lot easier.
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    Re: Grizzly Hand Planes

    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeHarris View Post
    I rub a small amount of candle wax onto the sole of the plane makes the work a lot easier.
    I started out rubbing beeswax onto the sole then switched over to the Paul Sellers' method - applying a thin layer of machine oil. He has an applicator that is made out of a tuna fish can filled with a rag. The rag extends ~1/2" the can top. I like Paul's method because the oil seems to make the plane glide better than the wax. A side benefit is corrosion prevention as the oil is dispersed over the bulk of the sole. Never worried about leaving oil traces because I don't use water based finishes. The foregoing is based on using a metal plane rather than a rose wood plane.
    Last edited by Johnboy; 06-02-2017 at 2:59 pm.
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