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How about a Sargent #3508 restored.

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Project by Don W posted 10-06-2011 12:35 AM 1463 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really like these transitional planes. They restore pretty easy. Tuning is a bit of a bitch, but it makes me understand the physics of the planes better.

I bought this at a flea market. I think I paid $5 for it. Its got a little thicker blade than some. Its typical beech base and knob and tote.

I took it apart. sanded, repainted and soaked in BLO. The japanning was really worse than you can see in the pictures, that why it was re-painted.

Here are the before pictures.

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





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David Grimes

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#1 posted 10-06-2011 12:44 AM

I like these, too. They seem to have a good bit of character and a real antique vibe. Hell, it’s got wood !

Another nice restore, Don W.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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chrisstef

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#2 posted 10-06-2011 02:20 AM

I like it Don, think i have the same model awaiting restoration. Is it a VBM? Howd you flatten the sole?

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Don W

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#3 posted 10-06-2011 02:27 AM

You can see the V-B-M in the 3rd picture. I flatten the sole with a Stanley 4 1/2.

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

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#4 posted 10-06-2011 02:33 AM

I’ve become really interested in transitional planes lately, and I don’t know why. Pics like this restoration sure don’t help that either ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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chrisstef

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#5 posted 10-06-2011 03:06 AM

Thanks Don, next time ill look at ALL the pictures lol … and i almost asked if it took good shavings !

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Don W

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#6 posted 10-06-2011 03:17 AM

:-)

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

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mafe

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#7 posted 10-06-2011 11:37 AM

Nice work Don.
It is one of the few planes I never tried.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 10-06-2011 01:49 PM

Very nice restoration. Nice shavings!

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#9 posted 10-06-2011 01:55 PM

Beautiful plane wonderfully restored.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ 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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