Welcome. This Site is all about Sharp, Sharp Planes and Sharpening. Experience the joy of quality tools for sharpening and the results produced. Fettled old Stanley Planes for sale and Tips about Sharpening, Tuning and maintenance of sharpening equipment. I now have a shopping cart - please let me know if you have any problems. Stay Sharp, Jim.
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Pshhhht—ever heard it? The sound of a finely tuned plane taking off shavings less than a thou. thick. Of all the tools available to woodworkers, Planes and Chisels are probably the only ones that are not ready to go, right out of the box. Even high-ticket brands need honing before they are used, older Planes need more work.
Sharpening: Quality Sharpening Products including Water Stones from Ice Bear, Japan and Diamond Plates from DMT, USA. Diamond Plates for rough and medium, Waterstones for medium to fine to a super fine mirror finish.
Whetsones from Arkansas, USA - including Bench Stones, Combination Stones, Slips and Pocket Stones. Grades from Soft through Hard, Translucent and Black. Note that Translucent is the Rarest but Black is the Finest.
Guides and Jigs: Honing Guides and Jigs from Veritas, Canada.
Amazing: I have always been amazed that New Woodworking Planes need work before use. The Blades are unprepared, sometimes they claim to be Lapped but soon prove wrong during the Honing Process. Others are not just Dull but Blunt. I can imagine that there would have been many disillusioned woodworkers over the years who made a purchase, tried it on a board and were disappointed to find a poor result - and, being brand new, thought that that was as good as it gets and didn't expect it to any better - ever.
SO - the WoodRiver Planes I sell are fully prepared - ready to go - right out of the box. The Blades are lapped and Honed, Mouth set at 250u (0.010"), check Screw Tensions, check Adjusters and coat in G15 Rust Preventative before wrapping for sale. P.S. No Extra Cost
Woodcraft USA: Distributor for Woodcraft USA in Australia, including WoodRiver Planes and IBC Premium Blades.
Many items in stock, mainly related to Planes, Chisels, Sharpening, Saws, Marking & Measuring as well as useful Bench Items. Any other items from the Woodcraft catalog can be imported on request, except some items which may be covered under Dealership Territory Agreements and power tools. Shipments arriving every 4-6 weeks. "Click" to go direct to the Woodcraft products in stock, please call 02 4447 8822 to discuss special orders.
Japan Woodworker, Calif., USA was acquired by Woodcraft - Now I am able to access JW products via the Woodcraft Warehouse.
Pricing Policy on imported products: Woodcraft, IBC, Japan Woodworker, PEC Tools, Dan's Whetstones - US List converted to AUD (less 3% Bank Fee charged on all international dealings), plus Freight (at my cost) plus Import Duty (if applicable) plus GST. Works out about the same as an individual purchasing direct for the US - usually cheaper. Plus: Added benefit of local backup here within Australia.
CarbaTec: Agent for CarbaTec products, Sharpening products in stock, Veritas Planes, Honing and Grinding Guides in stock - all others stocked on request.
Grobet "American Pattern" Double Extra Slim Saw Files
Grobet Taper Saw files are triangular, single cut file designed for filing a variety of saws with 60 degree angled teeth. Tapered toward a point, this file has cut edges for filing gullets between saw teeth. Taper saw files are available in a number of widths: regular, slim, extra slim and double extra slim. Single cut on all three sides. 3/16" wide or slimmer.
Note: The files I stock are Double Extra Slim only - ideal for Saw Sharpening, can get others on request.
New from Veritas - late March 2015
Do you use small chisel in the Veritas MkII Honing Guide? Ever had them slip sideways? Veritas now have the answer with the Narrow Blade attachment for the MkII
This will be available as an attachment, a full Veritas MkII Narrow Blade Guide or with a kit which includes both Blade Holders. We will have samples last week of May 2015 - I'll be on the Trad. Tools Group stand at the TWWW Show in Sydney demonstrating this new addition.
March 2015 - New from Woodcraft USA:
WoodRiver #1 Bench Plane
Fully functional but without Lateral Adjustment (old Stanley #1 never had it)
The smallest of the Bench Planes
CLICK HERE for Sales Info
IBC Replacement Blades:
IBC/Cosman Double Irons and IBC Single Irons to suit Stanley, WoodRiver and some Lie Nielsen Planes.
A-2 Cryo treated blades hardened to Rc62
Click Here for a recent review in American Woodworker Magazine.
Japanese Waterstones: King and Ice Bear from 700 - 10,000#. Single, Double, Stone on Base, Nagura Cleaning Stone.
DMT DuoSharp and DiaSharp Monocrystaline Diamond Plates: from Extra Coarse to Extra Fine Grit
Planes: Fully Fettled Stanley Planes, razor sharp and ready for use.
Including Bailey’s, Bedrocks and Blocks. New Blackwood Tote and Knob.
These Planes will produce wispy thin shavings less than a thou thick (or thin). Thousandth of an inch (0.001”) = 25 micron.
Plane Fettling: Plane Tuning includes flattening the Sole, setting the Frog, tuning Back Iron, sharpen the Blade, tune and test. Plane Fettling and Sharpening Notes are on this website. I also instruct at Workshops with The Traditional Tool Group (Sydney), Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society (Nowra) and other workshops on invitation. Private Tuition for individuals and small groups is also available.
G15 Rust Preventative from Australian Inhibitor - outperforms any other Rust Preventative that I have tried. This product is in an aerosol can and cannot be mailed so only available via personal sale at Trade Shows and Workshops. Quantity Discount available.
Sales: Visit the eShop-sales Pages to purchase online via secure PayPal system (no need to be a Paypal member). Orders can also be placed by phone, fax or email - see "Contact" for details.
from Woodcraft USA - WoodRiver Bench and Block Planes
Bench Planes in sizes #3, #4, #5, #6 & #7 - Bedrock-style construction, heavy castings, precision machining, heavy 3mm A-2 Irons, heavy Cap Irons - Premium Planes at affordable prices.WoodRiver Block Planes: Styled after the Stanley #19 regular angle and #65 low angle, with Knuckle-joint Lever Caps. Thick 1/8" / 3.175mm A-2 Irons, precise machining and good "feel" - these may be the best value Block Plane on the market today.
Stanley Replacement Screws:
New, Genuine Stanley Screws in those hard-to-find Stanley threads.
Also the latest Metric threads.
Including Hard Shellac, Shellawax Glow & Traditional Wax.
Workshops: Sharpening and Plane Fettling workshops - see "Events-Diary" or "About Us" for details.
Events/Sales: Several times per year - see "Events-Diary" or "About Us" for details.