A wood plane restore - ahh the Beauty

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Project by Don W posted 09-08-2011 04:03 PM 2956 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the plane that drew me to all of the others in this pile which is shown with all the other weekend finds.

I have not identified what kind of wood its made out of yet. I don’t believe it beech or maple.

It is the longest of the wood bodied plane I have at 28”.

The blade was ground and sharpened.

All thats been done to the wood is sanding, flattening of the sole, a coat of Watco Walnut Danish oil to darken it a little and so many coats of BLO i’ve lost count.

I love the looks of this plane.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#1 posted 09-08-2011 04:17 PM

A treasure ! Have you found time to sleep since the pile was found and brought home ?

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 09-08-2011 04:28 PM

Well done. I imagine this has put a stress on your plane storage….

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

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#3 posted 09-08-2011 04:31 PM

So fine. It looks good next to that twin screw vise.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 09-08-2011 04:59 PM

Another resurection! Keep em coming, we’re all jealous.

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

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#5 posted 09-08-2011 08:16 PM

Great lookin job!! I have one that needs to be refurbrished as well.

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Don W

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#6 posted 09-08-2011 11:17 PM

Gary, we’ll be waiting on the pictures.

Finally got the name off the blade on this one. Its a German plane. It Reads:
Joh Peter Arns
Guss Stahl.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#7 posted 09-09-2011 12:36 AM

Wonderful Don, I love the Tote. It looks like a useful tool.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#8 posted 09-09-2011 06:29 AM

Looks good. I just saw one today at an antique store. I almost bought it. I just didn’t know if the price was right. I think that it was branded with OHIO TOOL. What would be a reasonable price for something like that????

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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Don W

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#9 posted 09-09-2011 01:27 PM

Brett, I won’t pay over $10 or $15 for one, but they can typically go for more. It really depends on the quality , size and collector value. I know very little about the collector value on these things.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#10 posted 09-15-2011 05:48 AM

Thanks Don. I didn’t get the plane. They were asking $45 but it was in great shape. It looked barely used. I checked out ebay and the prices differ so widely that it was hard to really know if the price is good. I don’t really need the plane, I just want it. I will keep my eye out for one and in the meantime, I can keep checking out all of the ones you clean up! ;)

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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