Sargent No.79 Moving Filletster Shape Up! #2: Apple Handle

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Blog entry by Thimgren posted 12-23-2013 11:37 PM 1566 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I replaced the old screws that holds the iron and ship-breaker with some of brass. Flattened their heads and gave them a nice chamfered ring.

A wile ago i got some pieces of Norwegian west coast grown apple from a friend. Having saved it to make a new handle and knob to a jackplane I restored this summer (another project soon to come) and decided to match up the filletster. It has an beautiful warm glow to it and I think it would ad both warmth and enjoyment to the touch and feel to this otherwise skinny, hard, cold bodied plane. A good weekend project!

Shop safety notice!
Yes, that is a strong Swedish barley wine and a knife you see, but I can tell you that the gingerbread holds you down and makes you remember the seriousness of the situation. Don’t drink and knife out there!

They turned out really great. Little linseed oil and some wax then I joined the two pieces with a brass rod and glued them up with epoxy.

It is now absolutely lovely to pick up!

I have more then once found myself wandered of to my shop, just standing there, holding it.. warm, trustworthy, a loving grip. A Christmas grip.

Next up —> Depth stop

Merry Christmas everyone!

-- R E

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#1 posted 12-24-2013 02:49 AM

Very nice job indeed!

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#2 posted 12-24-2013 10:28 AM

Beautiful restoration work. I love the handles. I can relate to the problem of finding woodworking tools and supplies here in Norway. Luckily we have a good woodworking store in Stavanger not too far from where I live. You can order from their nettbutikk and they also have their catalog online, but you have to go to the nettbutikk for prices. Their website is here. I have been buying from them for the last 25 years and they are very nice to deal with.

I have a plane of this type I bought at Chlas Ohlson about 8 years ago, made by Ananti. Not nearly the quality of yours, but it does work well enough after I tuned it up, so I use it from time to time. It doesn’t have a scoring blade like yours. I have also misplaced the mounting bolt for the fence, but I hope to find sooner or later. Here’s a photo of it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 12-24-2013 11:27 AM

Well done indeed.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#4 posted 12-24-2013 12:27 PM

Thank you all for good words!

Stefang, Yes, VerktøyAS is one place to find both good tools and materials.. That one we have :)
I have bought a lot of tools from the Swedish site They focusing mainly on hand-tools and seem to really care and love their work and are always expanding there catalog.
But for walking around a store. You’re lucky to live near Verktøy!

Have a great stormy Christmas!

-- R E

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#5 posted 12-26-2013 09:41 PM

Beautiful restore.
This will be a favourite in your shop.
Happy new year,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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