Once in a while, it takes some time to stumble onto the information to tie it together. What is it you say? Well sometimes it depend. A few month ago I bought this plane because it was cheap, and it just looked cool. More pictures and info here, http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/taber-plane-companynew-bedford-ma/ It took some time to stumble onto information that led what I had. It seems this was manufactured by the Taber Plane Co. in New Bedford Ma. in ...
I hadn’t planed on buying the #2 sized plane because of the price and the fact that its small size is not much use for me. Well a few weeks back this #2 plane was up for sale on Ebay and it caught my eye. The plane was in rough shape and the price was lower then what I see a lot of Stanley #2’s sell for. My love for collecting these things got the better of me and I placed my bid. I won the auction for what I feel was a decent price. To restore or not to restore that is the que...
Here are some updated pics of my process. I am doing a bunch now and it is a little pretty labor intensive , but well worth it. Have alot of extra time this weekend, so I decided to do my 5’s as well. Progress is pretty good. Now, time to relaxand let dry! Some notes: -I would have taken pictures of taping and masking, but I couldn’t find my camera charger. Anyways, it is pretty straightfoward; tape everything that wasn’t painted. -Also, I roll up pieces of paper...
I guess this is kind of a venting process. Ive recently restored a few Bailey’s (#3 and 2-4’s) and its getting addictive. Ive cleaned some and Ive tuned some but putting a fresh coat of paint, polishing the brass, and refurbing the totes and knobs is very rewarding. Ive accumulated more baileys than I need, but when I see one I want to make it shine again(hopefuly better). Amongst other hand plane stuff I am “refurbing” my 4’s. ended up with a union in the ...
Hi thanks for stopping by. I am currently in the process of learning wood working, and before I jumped right into it I wanted to take my time to go and learn how the old school guys did things before my time. Sure you can go out and buy one of them fancy planers or jointers, and complete a job a little faster, but doing things that way there is no learning involved. Once you have put the wood thru the planer and it comes out the other side, thats it buddy, your on to the next step of what...
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