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Blog entry by Philip Edwards posted 2467 days ago 1842 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

HI Folks
I was lucky enough to come across this rather sad looking specimen – a Norris A5 handplane.
As you can see, she has seen better days – much better!!
So I’m going back to square one and shall re-build her. That means removing the rust (and there’s lots!) replacing the infills with new Rosewood, building a new adjuster mechanism and finding a replacement iron.
I’m keeping a photo diary here and shall keep you up to date with my progress.
Cheers
Phil
Norris A5



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cajunpen

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#1 posted 2466 days ago

WOW!!!!! Good luck with this project – hope you find that diamond in the rough – look for the beauty within. I suspect that if it can be restored, you are the man to do it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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WayneC

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#2 posted 2466 days ago

Nice find Phil. Looking forward to seeing how she comes out.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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WayneC

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#3 posted 2466 days ago

Saw this on ebay this morning and thought of your project…

http://cgi.ebay.com/Norris-rosewood-stuffed-smoother_W0QQitemZ280160547223QQihZ018QQcategoryZ13874QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Dorje

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#4 posted 2464 days ago

This should be fun to follow!

Thanks for having the energy to keep us posted on this work!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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MikeR

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#5 posted 2459 days ago

Phil,
Well you are certainly giving it the full treatment. It’s coming along very well and I look forward to seeing more.
Michael

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Ethan Sincox

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#6 posted 2393 days ago

Phil,

Any updates on Operation Norris? I checked the ON blog, but it stops at the oversized front bun!

Anxious to hear how it is coming along.

Cheers,

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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Jiri Parkman

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#7 posted 2369 days ago

Nice.

-- Jiri

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rikkor

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#8 posted 2369 days ago

This will be a full scale restoration. Doesn’t look like you could start with much less than that.

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