New sole on an old wood Jack plane
Finish up, adjust and shaves.
I dye the plane body, to give it back its patina.
With a cloth and casual moves.
Linseed oil brings back the glow.
Now time to pump some iron!
Just a little time to create a new primary bevel.
And glue the handle back in.
Clamp and leave to dry over night.
Rust remover (Thank you Andy).
This is where we want to go, not too much, not too little.
Grease it up.
I still use the grease box a lot, it is my sweet and loyal friend.
I wax the plane with an ‘antique’ wax, this will add some extra patina.
So here we are almost ready to go.
The ugly dugly became a little swan.
Need to work on the sole now.
To adjust that mouth.
Plane it down until the mouth has the opening you want.
Ok if you have a planner this is really fast.
I use a scraper to smoothen it up.
Oil and wax.
Care for the details.
Taking some wonderful shaves.
Here they are!
Old sole and new sole.
Notice the size of the mouth.
This where we began.
And this where we end; time for some shaves and wonderful tobacco.
This is the end of the blog.
Hope this blog can help to bring some old wooden planes back to life, this is my wish.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.