|Project by scottwpaul02||posted 01-18-2010 01:18 AM||3784 views||7 times favorited||20 comments|
Hey all, thought I would share my adventures in hand planes. I just started woodworking and thought I needed a set. I went to a few garage sales and picked up a #4 and two #5’s. Shown is the best #5 and the #4. I derusted with phosphoric acid on the #4…and due to the gray color aftewards I decided to cold blue it…it looks great, just not traditional. The #5 I used electrolysis and left the metal natural. All of the handles were either missing or cracked to the point of trash so I made new handles out of walnut and bloodwood (knobs are from scrap walnut, totes are both woods laminated like plywood to keep it from splitting). Not only my first rehab projects, but my first turning project (knobs) and carving (totes). I have put 3 coats of tung oil on the handles. Enjoy, if anyone has any suggestions on em, please let me hear it!