Ohio Tool Company #5 Plane Restoration #1: Part 1

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Blog entry by David Schmaus posted 07-31-2009 05:46 PM 4651 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Ohio Tool Company #5 Plane Restoration series Part 2: Part 2. Sanding of the handle and knob »

Well I never thought the day would come when I would actually blog about something. My thinking has been that it is to personal.. Anyways, I thought this might be a good time to start. A first project for me that I would like to document.

My Ex and I have been divorced for 14 or so years.. I was over at her new house visiting my 17 year old son and his “new” garage/workshop. Yea 17 and he has his own space. 1 1/2 car detached with plenty of power and a heater.. I’m looking around and I see a box in the corner which appears to have some old hand tools in it. As I am looking through it I find a “05” hand plane with no other markings… I say “bud, where did you get this?” “oh, its moms dads and she gave it to me and told me to do something with them., you can have it..”

I started researching it last night on sawcreek and come to find out it is made by Ohio Tool Company and turns out will be a nice user..

So my journey begins on the restoration process.. Here are some pictures….

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John Gray

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#1 posted 07-31-2009 05:48 PM

FYI – Your pictures are not coming up.

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#2 posted 07-31-2009 06:05 PM

looks like a good start. as long as there are no serious pitting on the sole and blade you should have a good user indeed.

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#3 posted 08-02-2009 02:34 AM

Looks like a good score. Wish I was so lucky. Can’t wait to see it finished.

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#4 posted 08-02-2009 03:46 AM

good start

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