|Blog series by Deycart||updated 08-27-2012 12:53 AM||3 parts||10228 reads||8 comments total|
EDIT: It is actually a 5A X.. That tells you how much crud is on it. I just picked up this at a community garage sale for 35 bucks. I can not find any real info on it. The only other one I can find are about the No. 7 X. How rare is this plane and How old is it? I assume its pretty old considering the hole at the top of the blade. Well I plan to do a light cleaning just to get the crud off. If it turns out to rare I will leave it at that and just sharpen it. I can’t wait to see how ...
Well it took me a while to get the gunk off. I have cleaned several planes and I have never seen any thing at difficult to remove as that stuff. It was almost like wall paper paste mixed with sawdust and grease. Alas, there was not much of the japanning left after removing the gunk. I would say there is only about 50% left. Should I just restore or still just do enough to make it usable?
I finally got around to finishing this plane. It came out pretty nice. I’m not sure how much I like the adjustment though. It is really easy to fine tune. It is also a lot heavier than my Stanley. BeforeAfterCheck out the wicked sharp blade. I can shave my arm with this one!