|Project by Div||posted 08-05-2010 07:59 PM||2916 views||0 times favorited||19 comments|
I go to the Big Smoke around once a month to buy supplies. The nearest town to the farm where I live don’t have what I need. It takes the best part of a day and I always make it a point to stop in at one or two junk shops. You just never know what might lurk in the shadows! The proprietor of one shop knows my taste in “junk” by now and Jonathan had this fellow put aside for me.
This sweet little plane became mine for the equivalent of about $10.00. It is in pretty good condition and basically only required a decent rework on the blade. The adjustment mechanism is rather unusual and I don’t know the manufacturer. The only markings on the plane are “Made in Germany” and “No.03”.
Maybe someone out there knows more about this plane and who its maker was?
The last photo shows a little tin oilcan with brass caps that I also found. Mine for $4.00! Sweet hey!
-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."