LumberJocks

A couple of wood planes restored.

  • Advertise with us
Project by Don W posted 964 days ago 1260 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought these 2 wood planes for 99 cents on ebay. Add $4 shipping and for less than $5 i figured the blades would be worth the cost id the planes didn’t work out. I wasn’t to optimistic when they arrived, but they turned out better than I anticipated. They work really well. I had some problems with my first wood plane restore trying to get it to work properly. I didn’t have the same problem with these. These work really well for jack planes.

The first was the easiest. The wedge that came with it didn’t fit. I think it was actually the blade that was different, making the wedge wrong, but making a wedge seemed like the best thing to do. The blade needed a lot of work as well. It took a couple of days of off and on sharpening to finally get the dings out of it. Its sharp now and actually works better than I expected it to.

The second I didn’t even plan to restore. But, it sat on the shelf calling my name, so I decided to give it a try. The body is made out of cherry. Since it didn’t have a tote or a wedge I decided to make the tote, the wedge and the front knob out of scrap pieces of ash.

All in all I’m pretty happy with the outcome. I’ll be on the look out for some more 99 cent specials.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)





7 comments so far

View HorizontalMike's profile

HorizontalMike

6700 posts in 1415 days


#1 posted 964 days ago

Great job Don,
I really think these old wooden block planes look their best with the patina of wear. Cool!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

View CharlieM1958's profile

CharlieM1958

15544 posts in 2719 days


#2 posted 964 days ago

Can’t be the price. Nice job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

14500 posts in 1689 days


#3 posted 964 days ago

Don, nice work on these beautys!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View Brit's profile

Brit

4918 posts in 1343 days


#4 posted 964 days ago

Amazing transformation Don. I can see now, why you haven’t started on the braces yet. :-)

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

View nobuckle's profile

nobuckle

1120 posts in 1262 days


#5 posted 963 days ago

Those turned out really nice. I have a jointer plane and a Stanley No. 5 that I’m working on right now. I may call on you for advice. If that’s alright?

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

View Don W's profile

Don W

13928 posts in 1068 days


#6 posted 963 days ago

Hey Doug. I’ll be glad to answer any question I can.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

View woodzy's profile

woodzy

413 posts in 1179 days


#7 posted 963 days ago

Great work. It seems like all the plane restorations begin and end with the iron age. Both planes look fantastict and i’m happy to hear the work well too.

-- Anthony

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase