I picked up a couple of cheap fix-er-uppers today. One seems a little interesting.
Note the cool cap iron. Its held with a modified large wood screw/lag type. The tightening bolt head is brass.
A metal base that sits in a hole in the wood body. It holds the blade and cap iron.
Just some quick wire brushing and some oil and it was all loose and could make some shavings.
I’m thinking the wood may be wormy chestnut or something similar. The wood is pretty shot and will need some repair. I just liked the cap. I’ve never seen anything like it.
Sorry for the fuzzy pictures. It was late and in a hurry.
Worth $5? I’m hoping to get it into working order and find some information on it.
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