A while back, I bought a “Parts Plane” for another plane rehab project. I was interested in the bolts, and the frog. When the plane arrived, along with some other parts, I decided to try things out. Bad mistake, actually….
The Parts Plane:
Not much to look at,is there? a gray base, and red frog, and some handles that need some work. I slipped some needed parts onto this Parts plane, and decided a “Test Drive” would be fun…
The parts installed. And a test drive along some edge grain..
I got to thinking (THAT is where trouble happens) Maybe do the handles up, shine the base up, and see what turns up….
Bare bones. The handles have been stripped, still debating a finish. And now, The rest of the pictures..
Spare Lever cap, spare chip breaker, and a Buck Brothers 2” iron. Does this plane work?
Afraid so… Now I’ll have to buy another parts plane… A look at the sole on this “New” plane.
So, before you buy a Parts Plane, be sure it will be JUST PARTS.
-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use