A Plough plane reborn

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Project by bandit571 posted 04-19-2018 06:19 PM 776 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A rehab of an old, broken down Plough plane. How old? Made in Cincinnati OH. back in the 1860s…
Handle had been broken off, fence had a split, as did one of the arms where it connected to the fence.

New, larger wedges were made from Walnut. Old wedges were worn out, and too small. A new fence was made from a scrap of Ash. Found a large block of Maple, and made a new handle. Skate was rusty. cleaned that up.

Body of the plane was made from Beech, and is original to the plane. A new 1/4” cutter had been made from an old chisel. One coat of Golden Oak stain, followed by a coat of amber shellac.

Set it up to plough a 1/4” groove a 1/4” in from an edge..

Shavings spiral out the right side in nice curls…

Just need to find the “match” plane….was part of a Tongue & Groove set of planes.
Thanks for looking in.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 04-19-2018 08:00 PM

Sweet, funny how sometimes, most times the wooden planes feel so nice.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 04-19-2018 08:12 PM

You did a great job of rehab. Hope you find the match. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#3 posted 04-19-2018 08:55 PM

Nice work. I have some of them to renew.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 04-19-2018 09:06 PM

Nice save, Bandit!

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 04-19-2018 09:13 PM

Seems to work well, nice job.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#6 posted 04-19-2018 11:15 PM

Nice job.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 04-20-2018 01:07 AM

Sweet rehab project!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 04-20-2018 02:13 AM

Nice job Bandit.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#9 posted 04-20-2018 12:32 PM

Great job!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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