|Project by doubleDD||posted 03-07-2017 03:37 PM||1365 views||2 times favorited||34 comments|
This plane is over a 100 years old. I don’t know the story behind it totally but it belonged to my dad, and where he got it from, I have no idea. It has been sitting around here for years taking up room and collecting more dirt and rust, but I kept it for the memory. So it was time to redo it and see if I can get it to work.
All the metal parts were so rusted together that I had it soaked in rust blaster for days just to get it apart. Sorry no pic. After that I put it in some apple cider vinegar for a week to get off most of the rust. It started to look like a plane again. The sole was way beyond any repair so I decided to just start from scratch.
Whatever reason made me keep it so long made me think this was what I was suppose to do. I made the sole and the sides out of rosewood since it is very hard. Only the top half is ash that I used to give it some character. I made a new tote and knob out of rosewood also.
After all metal parts were cleaned and time for assembly, I had to do some drastic work to the iron. I have it to the point were it gives a nice shaving but I still need to do more work on the blade.
Now I will be able to use it instead of just looking at it, and it will join my other planes.
I’m by no means a refurbisher on planes, but giving it a new life and a meaning was priceless.
-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.