Here is a video and some pictures of old wooden planes and some shavers (or scrapers, or whatever they are) I found in my neighbors woodworking shop (that he lets me work in). He had them tucked away in a drawer that I’ve never opened. I stumbled upon them today, and felt like I hit the jackpot! He used to be a woodworker, but doesn’t do it anymore (he is now focused on rebuilding/restoring his Dad’s old John Deere tractor). I have sort of “moved in” to his shop, and have kind of made it my own – even though I dont really own any of it – haha.
I’d like to restore these planes…...for him. (who am I kidding….for me). It’d be fun to get some use out of these and at the same time learn how to use them. That way when I’m out of school, and can start my own shop, I can buy some nice planes and already have a little skill and knowledge of them. It would also be nice to to do something like this for my neighbor for being so kind and letting me use his shop – I’m sure he’d like to see them back to their old glory.
Maybe you guys can get me started, or give me some advice. I’ve never done anything like this before, and literally dont even know where to start….What are some methods people use for getting rust off….sharpening blades, etc, etc? Are some of these more worth restoring then others? ANY help (even pointing me in a direction) would be very much appreciated! If I can get enough help, and feel confident about it (since they are not mine) I will start restoring them and make a blog about it, step by step. Even though I have no way of sharpening the blades….maybe a nice LJ would like to receive a couple blades in the mail to sharpen for me….. :) haha
-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!