|Project by Andy123||posted 09-24-2011 09:18 PM||1940 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
Well…Everyone was doing plane restorations on here, so I decided I needed to get off my butt and finish mine. I bought this jack plane about a year ago for $12 at an antique store and it sat in my shop in a plastic bag since then. Then last week, I decided I needed to clean it up. I didn’t get any before photos. I wish I did.
I really like the patina on the plane so I did not remove all the “age”. Just as a reminder, this was the first time I restored a plane, so I probably made a lot of mistakes. I took a synthetic pad with mineral oil and scrubbed down the sides, the tip of he chip break, and the hold down wedge. I then did the glass sand paper technique to true up the sole. After about 30 minutes of 120 grit (several different sheets) the sole still had low spots on it, but it was overall pretty flat. I flattened the back of the blade on my Worksharp 3000 and then continued on to the edge. I was able to shave off some of my fingernail, so it is pretty sharp. The blade had and still has a 30 deg bevel. I took me a while to figure out how to put it back together. I took it apart over a hear ago and low and behold I am missing the screw to put on the front handle. I did not find any markings on the plane its self, but I found “True Value” on the blade. I don’t know if they’re a match.
After I figured out how to put it back together, I tested it one some a fir board. I was happy with the result.
Thanks for reading. Andy
-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me