Few years back, salvaged parts from an old Meersman Coffee Table I found on a trash pile. had some black Walnut, and basically rebuilt it. Aprons were saved to be patterns, Legs cleaned up and reused. Let the GrandBRATS us it up in their room…....finally got the table back to my house…
Yeah….Base was loose, missing a few screws. Will fix that after a bit. Markings in my finish!!!
Well, decided that that mess just had to leave….Coarse sanding belt was tried out first…..wasn’t cutting anything
So, I tried that little #4 smooth plane out. End vise wasn’t holding things too securely….finally, just took the top off the base, makes both easier to repair.
Plane is a Mohawk-Shelburne by Millers Falls, they later turned it into the No. 900 V Line plane. Needed a bit of camber to take down a few spots, so an Ohio Tool Co. #5c was run around..
Knots in the center board was causing it to bow a bit, anyway. Went back to the Mohawk to flatten the areas smooth
Once I get the top done, and ready to finish, then maybe I can fix that base? Seems someone though it was a place to sit, and wiggle, and colour? That will be next time….stay tuned…
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