I’m doing another easy plane today. I’m watching Norm build table saw jigs this morning and thought I would get another plane posted before I headed out to turn those pens.
This is another ebay find. I had been looking for one a while and only seen a couple listed on ebay.
My plan is to use this plane as my miter plane until I can afford a Lie-Nielson or perhaps find one for $5 at a garage sale (one can only hope).
This plane was made in the United Kingdom and was used in schools there to teach woodworking. It has larger sides than a normal #5. This one is in excellent condition except for the fact that it is missing it’s side handle. I’m on the hunt for one and if anyone sees one, please let me know.
To complete this plane, I’m replacing the blade and chipbreaker with a Hock blade. Also applied some 3 in 1 Oil to the moving parts and waxed the plane.
So far I have completed going through 3 planes
This is what I have in the queue
Also, people may wonder why there are no block planes on my restoration list. This a picture of my smaller planes. As you can see, there is really no restoration needed. I have been looking for a Stanley #18. If I find one, I will add it to the restoration list.
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