Well to start I pulled 2 old hand planes outta pappy’s garage and thought I would bring em home and see what I could do with them. At first glance I was about ready to just leave em and go to lowes and buy one of there cheap ones they offer well only one they offer for like 20 bucks or something. But I didn’t instead I came home and decided to clean the one up a bit and the larger one wasn’t too awful bad. Your opinion may differ but this is what im working with at the moment. I used lots of sandpaper to try and get the sides and bottom shiny again by sliding over flat surface with sandpaper like I saw on here. This was also my way of sharpening the old blade that was in it. I do have pretty high grits of paper, I would say I have 90% at least up to 3000 grit. The last pic shows the mess it made on a piece of oak I had. Is this what its supposed to look like? or is this what a dull blade produces? I really need to get a bench grinder or something what do you suggest?
The other one was really bad and am currently trying to clean it up a bit but I dont have really any type of grinder or anything. I used some stripper to clean off the old paint on the top part looks a good bit better I think? You can also the front knob hasnt been touched yet or some of the smaller pieces. I did partially sand the rear handle and its partly reddish pink on half of it?? I hope im not wasting my time on this one.
To sum up,
1. Do the shavings look normal?
2. Opinion on what I should get to sharpen blades? (Can’t afford no Wet grinding system now)
3. Are these worth using well at least the 2nd one thats tore apart?
4. What’s with the pink and wood color rear handle?
You guys have been really helpful to me and I want to send out a sincere thank you to everyone who has posted in my earlier posts.
Im sure to get several comments on this one as well so please feel free to say what you think Im really not a softie so rude comments telling me there garbage and so am I…lol are welcome as well
I wont lose a bit of sleep no matter you say!!