|mike flaim (Mvflaim)
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 7:34 pm: |
First post here. I'm glad I finally found a forum on blacksmithing!!
I'm a woodworker who is increasingly interested in trying my hands at blacksmithing. I have taken a blacksmithing class with Don Weber in Paint Lick, Kentucky and enjoyed it immensly. Hopefully, I'll continue to take classes if the time and money let me.
What I'm looking for is a blacksmith who can custom make hand plane blades. There are replacement blades available for typical bench planes. However, there are old antique planes that are no longer produced that require a proprietary blade. Since the planes are no longer made, the blades that fit these planes are also not available. So if I provide a sample of the blade, can someone reproduce it?
|Pat Roy (Big_rock_forge)|
Post Number: 49
|Posted on Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 9:17 pm: |
Well good luck on that, not my game. I imagine some bladesmith may be able to help and your instructor may have some leads.
|Ken Scharabok (Ken_scharabok)
Post Number: 346
|Posted on Sunday, May 03, 2009 - 9:46 am: |
Contact the Mid-West Tool Collector's Association (do a Google search). They may know of an after-market supplier for old planes.
|Dick Nietfeld (Shady_grove_blacksmith_shop)|
Post Number: 39
|Posted on Monday, May 04, 2009 - 5:22 pm: |
Mike, what kind of blades are you looking for? If for molding planes, those can get complicated as far as grinding the edge. The blade maker would probably need both the plane and an old bit if you have one. Straight edge plane blades should be relatively easy to make. Are you looking for exact replica's: wrought iron with a steel bit? or are you looking for blades to use? I could walk you through making a plane blade yourself if you want to do it yourself.
|mike flaim (Mvflaim)
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 12:18 pm: |
I would like to make a blade for a Gage plane. Gage plane blade are similar to a regulare bench plane blade but they have a few rectangular holes punched in the middle. The blades would be for use so a good tool steel is a must.
|Frank Turley (Frank_turley)
Post Number: 11
|Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2010 - 10:19 pm: |
Did you ever find anybody to make the blade?