|Project by mgb_2x||posted 01-03-2010 10:36 PM||1976 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
In addition to woodworking I have enjoyed collecting and restoring all types of antiques. Like most woodworkers I have obtained a number of old wood planes over the years, never used them but kept them in the shop. I knew that with a little work they could take on a whole new look and move from the shop to the house as an attractive antique for display. These are two of the many I have done, a Stanley number 27 and 29. The process is very simple; strip the wood and iron, paint the metal with gloss black and sand the blade then finish the wood and reassemble.
Of course if I found one in good original condition I might not try restoration. I am a firm believer that when it comes to antiques, original condition is irreplaceable and should be protected. These two were not in that class. Occasionaly parts are missing so it may take two planes to get a finish product.
I keep an eye out for cadidates for restoration, occasionaly you can sneek up on one on EBAY. These also make a good gift to give to a woodworking pal as I recently did with my good friend Russ, he has 50 planes of all types and makes but the one I gave him is on display in the house.
-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove