Thought I would get an easy one out of the way. I have to turn some pens this weekend for 4 of my co-workers that are retiring next month . I’m going to do some real nice kits and use some of my best materials. I’ll post some photos in the project section when I finish. It is also my Son’s 16th birthday so we have a party planned. Lots to do.
This 4 1/2 plane was purchased on of ebay. I normally shop on ebay when I am looking for a specific plane or other tools. It is a good way to find an older item in a short period of time. If I am hunting for bargins, I prefer flea markets and antique stores. Nothing like a little Nickle Creek on the iPod to get the whole the flea market shopping experience.
Here are some pictures of the plane.
This plane is in excellent shape and no restoration is necessary. I’ve decided to retain the original blade in it’s current condition and will tag it and set it aside. I’ve replaced the blade and chipbreaker with a new hock blade and chip breaker.
I gave the plane a light coat of wax and she is good to go.
Next up will be one of the #5s.
-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov