I picked up this Miller’s Falls jackplane a few months ago for $35 at a garage sale. When I had a chance to take it apart and learn what I could find on hand planes, I kind of became enamored with them. Next thing I know, I inherited my Father-in-law’s Stanley Bedrock 604 smoother, and a week later I was bidding on an old Stanley No. 8. My wife is wondering where this all ends at this point.
So I picked up a honing guide from Rockler, and a couple of free granite counter top cutoff pieces from a local contractor a few weeks ago. Up until now, my time has been spent reconditioning a big Stanley No. 8, fixing a kitchen faucet, replacing a broken car door handle, replacing a broken latch on the front door of my house, and oh, yea, there’s the job too. Anyway, today I jumped into Scary Sharp.
I’ve got 100, 240, 400, 800, 1200, 1500, and 200 grits laid out on my granite.
Nice and shinny!
My “Shop” aka: the garage. Note the long piece of granite with sanding belts glued on top, used for lapping the sole of all three planes.
Well, that’s it for now, I gotta get back to work on the other two irons.
-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."