Just some planes restored #6: Wood Bodied Fillister restored.

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Blog entry by Don W posted 03-30-2012 03:29 PM 2196 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 03-30-2012 05:13 PM

great restoring of that fillestre …. but… but does it work …. where are the shavings …. :-)

thanks for sharing Don .. I have one too I have to give a work over but it looks like new
compared to what you started with

take care

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#2 posted 03-30-2012 06:52 PM

You did a nice job on that one.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#3 posted 03-31-2012 12:57 AM

Don you have brought it back from the dead. I saw you post this a while back, and you sir can do wonders. Very Nice.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#4 posted 03-31-2012 03:52 AM

Outstanding Don! I saw how you repaired it (on the link to your site) but were you ever able to get a view of the inner workings of the depth stop or did you just wing it? Just curious.

-- ~Tony

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#5 posted 03-31-2012 03:55 AM

Another success. Well done, as usual.

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#6 posted 03-31-2012 04:09 AM

You did a superb job of bringing this dilapidated plane back to life. From what little experience I have rehabbing a bead molding plane I know that it isn’t easy. The tolerance for error is so small. In your case, you overcame a number of issues with the fillester (English spelling just for you Andy) plane. And that speaks highly of your skills as a restorer.

Thanks for sharing the details in your Wordpress post.

Well done Don. I look forward to seeing this tool in future project posts requiring rabbets, oops sorry Andy, rebates.

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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#7 posted 03-31-2012 08:20 AM

That’s a beauty Don. You definitely have a gift for restoring old planes, both wood and metal. I wonder if in 100 years time, plane lovers on a forum somewhere will be discussing an old plane that one of the members has posted and start arguing over whether or not it has been Don’d – this being a desirable thing of course.

Brad – So nice to see an American considering us Brits in the language department. :-)

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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Don W

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#8 posted 03-31-2012 12:06 PM

Andy, if nothing else you made me smile this morning. Thanks to everyone for the encouragement.

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#9 posted 04-02-2012 02:04 AM

That is a beautiful tool Don!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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