Recently i picked up three hand planes for 40 bucks at a local swap meet , one being the stanley defiance jack plane i showed earlier , also in the bunch were a stanley 102 and a rapier 400 smooth plane. My Uncle noticed my interest in wood and well… i ended up bringing home one of my grandpas (deceased since 2004) tool boxes full of tools that hadnt been used since they were put down by him. In that crate were a “IDEAL” brand jack plane , a stanley 9 1/2 and a stanley 102. SO six planes to restore in the coming weeks.
and now various pictures of my grandfather planes in variable states of disassembly
Problem one, out of sqaure and chipped mouth on the 9 1/2
The side out of square is on the front end of the plane backing the movable throat plate.
and the end in square
also notice the chipped mouth
so what should i do ? leave as is or attempt a fix ? and if i should i woulnt even know what to do…
Update! figured out the problem , someone … unfortunatly my grandpa didnt keep the mouth filed square , its uneven on every plane