LumberJocks

Old Sargent Planes #8: A Sargent #5418 ready for Service.

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Don W posted 09-02-2014 11:56 AM 1243 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: A type 1 #414 restored. Part 8 of Old Sargent Planes series Part 9: No its not a Sargent 5409, but the other one? »

In between getting a bunch of new old planes ready for resale I decided to resurrect this Sargent #5418.

This was one of those impulse buys. It was just a base and frog that had already been refinished. Anything in the #5400 series is fairly scarce, so I snapped it up.

This one has the 2 piece adjuster. I remade the tote from a piece of Honduras Rosewood.

Unfortunately the cutter is not the right vintage. It’s a bit newer than the plane itself.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net



6 comments so far

View terryR's profile

terryR

6320 posts in 1773 days


#1 posted 09-02-2014 01:14 PM

Nice job on the tote, Don, it matches the knob very well. In fact, the entire plane shines like $500-700! :)

Excellent restore. Good luck on the original cutter replacement!

So glad the 54xx series hasn’t bit me yet…but after ONE more Auto-Set, and a few Sargent trannies, I may be ready for the big time!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

View Don W's profile

Don W

17966 posts in 2032 days


#2 posted 09-02-2014 01:21 PM

Terry, is the Sargent trannie’s a complete set of twisted lat’s? Since I’ve starte4d actually looking for them, I can’t find them.

The complete set of Auto sets is pretty impressive to.

The nice thing about the #5400 series is not to many people know about them and just sell them as good old Sargents. Sometimes they don’t even know they are sergeants!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

View terryR's profile

terryR

6320 posts in 1773 days


#3 posted 09-02-2014 01:44 PM

Don, I’ll have to check the trannies in my shop, but 6 of 8 in the house have twisted lats and horseshoe shaped mechanism below that (type 1’s?). I will try to focus on more of those as you are, too. Still need to get a copy of Excel to keep up with details…

Hmmm…maybe I’ll casually look into the 5400’s?

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

View handsawgeek's profile

handsawgeek

591 posts in 860 days


#4 posted 09-02-2014 02:43 PM

Beautiful restoration job! Kudos!

-- Ed

View AnthonyReed's profile

AnthonyReed

8735 posts in 1905 days


#5 posted 09-08-2014 04:07 PM

That tote is gorgeous Don.

-- ~Tony

View Don W's profile

Don W

17966 posts in 2032 days


#6 posted 09-08-2014 05:13 PM

Thanks everyone!!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com