|Project by JB||posted 03-19-2010 03:20 AM||2172 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
$20 on Ebay! I love the old stuff and bargains are nice too. The old stuff works so well and also it’s kinda cool working with antiques. Makes you feel a little history.
When I received it it was a bit rusty but it all seemed to be surface rust with no pitting. The japaning was pretty much trashed so instead of trying to keep it original I bead blasted it clean. Spayed some Krylon black and bought a Hock blade for it.
It didn’t take long to do compared to a full restoration on OWWMs I usually take on. A bit of instant gratification for sure!
One project that did take a bit of time was the replacement knob I turned on the metal lathe. It was made with Texas ebony. That wood turns really nice and was a good match with the original rosewood tote. I didn’t do anything with the tote because it still had the original decal on it. It survived after all these years I hate to mess with it. I will get another piece of Texas ebony and replace it and save the tote for another plane that is a bit more original.
I think I have a good user with a new lease on life!