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Restoring a "Zenith" by Marshall Wells Hardware transitional plane.

11-12-2016 07:33 PM by poopiekat | 6 comments »

This plane was purchased at auction recently: I do my usual triage, assign it a number for my spreadsheet, from whence it gets put away for my after-retirement hobby. But I found this one intriguing enough to tackle right away. First, the tote. The shark-fin was snapped off, and so I pieced in some replacement stock, and faired it in to the original contours. Strip off all the cast iron parts, sandblast them, and use a 3-M deburring wheel to a smooth finish: then delicately take the wood body and do one light pass on all four sides: Then finish all the wood parts with a few light coats of shellac, and then two coats of polyurethane. The sole ge...

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