While looking for a link to Christopher Schwartz’s blog for my review of his book I noticed his most recent blog entry “Vintage Planes are Better than New” and thought the topic was worth sharing here. In the article, he discusses his purchase of a handplane from Steve Nisbett. Steve is a Machinest that buys old planes and rebuilds them. The planes are then sold from his ebay store. The blog article is a quick read and includes a link to Steve Nisbett’s ebay store.
Given the discussion recently about Lee Valley Planes vs. Lie-Nielson vs. Restoring planes, I thougth this would be a good compromise if people were looking for a good value in a hand plane. Check it out.
I dug around in the shop last night, but was not able to find a good candiate to try out the evapo rust on. I may have to make a flea market run this weekend. I did come across a nice #18 that I had set back. May have to get to work on it after the 112.
-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov