A dear friend was going through her attic and pulled out two boxes of her great grandfather’s hand planes. She and her husband were discussing what to do with them, they decided to give them to me their carpenter friend. I am humbled by her generosity. When I get them in shape I will make her a thoughtful gift. Tonight I opened the boxes and began cleaning.
Here are the two boxes
As you can see there are a lot here. So I begin to go to work on one. I have discovered quickly the irons are still sharp. This one had some rust on the iron so I went
to work with oil and sandpaper.
This appears to be a fillister plane. Those of you who know can tell me.
You can see the maker’s mark.
Here is another one. I will restore this one but for now I have applied oil to the wood parts
It came with a small box full of irons. The irons were sharp so I tried it on a roughsawn board
It performed great. I’m looking forward to using this one for many projects.
Here is a nice little spokeshave, I oiled it and put a little tune to the edge, didn’t need much else.
That’s it for tonight. I have a lot of restoring ahead of me
with this suprise gift.
Any help with identifying this stuff or pointers on restoring them are always appreciated :)