My son picked up this woody yesterday at auction (back right in the pic), in a box of other stuff, for $1.
The iron is a Butcher, the sole was ‘patch-ready.’ Someone had excavated for a new insert ahead of the mouth but it was either gone or not finished. A donor plane cut up long ago gave me the piece I needed.
Then it was time to ‘joint the jointer,’ if you will.
Something about the left side of this plane that’s amazing. An indent where my thumb goes… Lots of use in this tool’s past, I believe.
Back to work, ready for another century!
Thanks for looking!
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