|Project by aurora||posted 08-29-2010 04:50 PM||2942 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
KARMA, ... damn good Karma.
after lusting for a big Stanley/Bailey for quite some time, i finally came to terms with the fact that i would have to make due with #6 craftsman. decent Baileys were out there, but about as affordable as a Lie-Nielsen, i just couldn’t part with that much cash and the uncertainty of getting an ebay tool. my high school english teacher from 40 years ago, knew of my passion for all things wood and gave me her fathers tools.
pic1 is the pair part way thru “refurbishment”, ... polished blades, holder, hardware, reassembled and did some planing.
pic2 is the completed refinished #6 on a salvaged timber from an old farmhouse.
pic3 is the completed refinished 1910 #8 jointer plane. weighing in at 10 lbs and 24 inches long
pic4 both planes have the sweetheart logo on their irons
pic5 is a view of the gorgeous original handle wood, after refinishing
pic6 is of the pre-refurbishment condition of the castings. solid, no cracks, needing a bit of TLC
cant wait to put them to work. wanting to see if my sweetheart is more than just a pretty face.