I just got my newest purchase from e-bay. It’s a 5 1/4 Stanley plane. The picture was not all that accurate. I think the plane would probably end up being ok if I were a bit more mechanical.
I’m starting to convince myself that I need to stick to the new tools that I don’t have to fix (aside, of course, from lapping the sole and sharpening the cutter).
I think it could turn into a nice plane – but I’m going to have to get some help with it. It’s got a good “heft” to it – not to heavy. I’ll put it on the shelf for now and will put it on my list of winter things to work on.
Perhaps I’ll save it and bring it to the Texas LJ’s picnic. Now there’s an idea!!!
-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine