My son and I went to the local flea market looking for a rusty block plane to try out the evapo rust. I was hoping to find a 102 or 103 for a buck or two. I wanted to try it before starting on the Stanley 112. It is too nice of a plane for it to be used for the trial.
I was not able to find any good candiates for testing the evapo-rust. Anyway, I ended up walking out having only spent $2 on an old back saw. Cest ‘la vie.
We stopped at a local antique store on the way home. I found a 22” wooden Fore plane and decided to bring it home to restore.
Manufacture: Cox and Luckman (1839 – 1914) Birmingham England with a Robert Sorby Iron – Kangaroo Logo
Size: 22 1/4 long x 3 1/2 wide
Owner: J. A. Morgan – stamped all over the plane (even in the blade bed)
Condition: Good. Mouth may be too wide and might need to be patched. As it stands it would not be able to take a fine shaving. There is a hairline crack in the front part of the handle but the handle appears to be quite solid.
Note the crack in the forward part of the handle.
With a Stanley Fore plane (#6)
Have a good weekend.
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