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well started on this sargent #442 or #7 jointer plane it’s a long one 24” welll see how far i will go on this one bed is flat ,blades are a bit rough but i hope to find the parts for it also marked vbm,thank’s shinju

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HokieMojo

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#1 posted 1834 days ago

it looks pretty good already. that’s the best way to go. some just aren’t salvageable, so the better off they are in teh beginning, the happier you will be. looking forward to seeing the results.

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twill57

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#2 posted 1833 days ago

Corrugated or smooth sole? I have a corrugated VMB that looks pretty much in the same condition as yours. I cleaned it up a bit, sharpened the iron and works great. My tote has the horn broken off, and I need to make a replacement.
Now some bad news, I have not had much luck finding VBM parts, but I only need the tote.

-- Tom, Grove City, Ohio

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BarryW

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#3 posted 1833 days ago

a great find and good luck on the restoration.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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shinju

185 posts in 1936 days


#4 posted 1833 days ago

it’s a smooth sole i may have some one in texas that may have some parts so i will give you the info when i get it o.k. twill57,shinju

-- enjoy, be well and enjoy life with all around you

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Beginningwoodworker

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#5 posted 1833 days ago

Nice looking plane.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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jcees

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#6 posted 1830 days ago

VBM stands for Very Best Made. It was a common service mark on many Sargent tools. Nice jointer, now back to work. Oh and if the plane’s blade measures 2-5/8” wide, it was Sargent’s equivalent to a #8 Stanley.

Have you jointed the sole yet?

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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PineInTheAsh

401 posts in 1871 days


#7 posted 1830 days ago

Look’s great.
I don’t have a No. 7 but I’ve got my eye on a couple of them.
Shinju, from a limited look of just the one photo it appears you may not need any parts. Your beauty looks to be a good candidate for a partial or complete restore as is.

Some of the material I use:
- Evapo-Rust
- 3M Brand Synthetic Steel Wool (have one of every grade)
- WD-40
- Brasso metal polish

A number of sites freely available offer excellent video presentations on hand plane restoration.
Of course, there’s always a number of eBay listings for hand planes and their parts of all types.
There’s something extremely satisfying in tuning-up/restoring old hand planes.
Good luck,
Peter

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shinju

185 posts in 1936 days


#8 posted 1829 days ago

i have checked the sole it’s good, i was going to do a full resto,but i use my planes so i will clean it up sharpen the blade and use it as it was intended to be used thank’s guy’s for all the comments and info,shinju

-- enjoy, be well and enjoy life with all around you

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