|Project by RusticJohn||posted 01-02-2015 07:09 AM||1741 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
Recently in a moment of madness I bought a couple of vintage Japanese rebate planes of very dubious quality. It seemed a good idea at the time but even in my wildest imagination I could not see that restoration was possible. However the blades were good so I decided to completely rebuild in my own style. The result of the first is as shown in the photos. It actually looks better than in the photos as the enlargement in the second one is very harsh. I always put a hooded woman on my rebate planes.
The wood was some form of hardwood from a pallet. Its not particularly pretty but is quite dense. The sole is Wenge. I am currently working on the second plane which will be in Walnut.