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Project by Don W posted 09-07-2011 02:07 PM 2445 views 1 time favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This restore came from this pile which is shown with all the other weekend finds. I believe its walnut. All tha’ts been done is sanding, flatten the sole, and so many coats of BLO i’ve lost count.

Of course the blade was in dire need of grinding and sharpening. A little evapo-rust time and some sanding to get them presentable.

It is 26” long.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com





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woodzy

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#1 posted 09-07-2011 02:22 PM

I saw that post, like most i was jelous of you haul.
This plane really turned out looking great. Can’t wait to see some more.
It’s nice to see the old wooden planes being restored.

Thanks for posting your work.

-- Anthony

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HalDougherty

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#2 posted 09-07-2011 02:27 PM

It’s beautiful now! Looks like a great addition.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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CharlesAuguste

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#3 posted 09-07-2011 02:30 PM

Don beautifully restored well done!!!! i get the feeling that you are addicted to wood planes!!!

-- "the future's uncertain and the end is always near" J. Morrison

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 09-07-2011 02:33 PM

Those are some thin shavings…. great job!

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

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BTKS

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#5 posted 09-07-2011 02:45 PM

WOW, checked out the two links. That is an incredible haul and enough projects to keep anyone busy for quite some time. If they all turn out like this one, it’ll be the deal of the century! Good work.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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saddletramp

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#6 posted 09-07-2011 02:51 PM

It looks as if you’ve almost ‘paid’ for the entire haul already.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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RGtools

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#7 posted 09-07-2011 02:58 PM

That pile o planes is going to keep you very busy. This one is beauty. It just calls out “wrap your hands around me”. Hope your having fun.

Any marks on this one? It looks like an Ohio tool.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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Don W

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#8 posted 09-07-2011 03:15 PM

RG, there are two stamps. The initials DBD are stamped in several locations. I’ll assume that’s who owned it. It looks like a maker stamp of “M Crannell Albany”. There are a few other references to this maker online.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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RGtools

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#9 posted 09-07-2011 03:23 PM

It looks like you have some research to do.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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jusfine

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#10 posted 09-07-2011 06:08 PM

Nice recovery on this plane, gems amongst the dust…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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Mauricio

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#11 posted 09-07-2011 08:13 PM

nice!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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nobuckle

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#12 posted 09-07-2011 08:38 PM

Very nice. What manner did you use to true the sole? I have a jointer plane I am working on and need to learn about such things.

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

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Don W

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#13 posted 09-07-2011 08:46 PM

I used my Stanley #8. I typically turn my #8 upside down and lock it in a vice, but this wooden plane was long enough that I locked it in a vice and just used my #8.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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WayneC

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#14 posted 09-07-2011 08:51 PM

Nice restore. Have you considered soaking the wooden planes in BLO?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Don W

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#15 posted 09-07-2011 08:52 PM

I probably should blog one of the ones I do, but RG did a great job already.

Specifically look at the lessons learned piece for sole flattening.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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