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Project by Mauricio posted 621 days ago 1567 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an old horned scrub plane I got a while back. I have been using it unfinished and finally put a coat of oil and wax on it.

It had seen a hard life, it had some cracks and paint splatter on it.

I planed, scraped and sanded off all the old crud, filled cracks with glue and sawdust, and put an aggressive camber on the iron. I’m pretty sure it’s a Butcher iron.

I really like it, it removes a lot of wood fast.

Thanks for looking,

Mauricio

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





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Mauricio

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#1 posted 621 days ago

P.S. I got this plane on ebay. They were asking $25 or best offer. I offered $5 and won it! Cant beat that deal.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 621 days ago

Nice looking restoration

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Don W

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#3 posted 621 days ago

Very nice. I have one similar missing the horn I need to get to some day. Hope mine comes out as good as yours did.

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

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 621 days ago

Giving an old tool new life, doesn’t get an better than that! Great restoration!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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robgravelle

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#5 posted 621 days ago

great deal on that. I look for old planes around my local antique stores. It is a surprisingly great place to find some amazing planes for almost no money. I bought a batch about an hour from my house that had 7 planes for 10 bucks.
Great job on the restoration.

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AnthonyReed

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#6 posted 621 days ago

I love the last picture of it proving its worth.

Nicely done Mauricio.

-- ~Tony

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ShaneA

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#7 posted 621 days ago

Well done Mauricio. Heck of a deal too.

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HorizontalMike

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#8 posted 621 days ago

Nice job! I have an old ~1850-60s Auburn that I cleaned up, but have thus far not restored. I may have to add the wax and oil. Thanks for sharing Mauricio.

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

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Mosquito

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#9 posted 621 days ago

Nice work Mauricio! I’ve been liking those horned scrubs more the more often I see them.. .

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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KOVA

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#10 posted 621 days ago

QUEDÓ HERMOSO MAURI Y ME ALEGRO DE QUE LO HAYAS MAQUILLADO
UN POCO :-)
UNA PREGUNTA: EL CUERNO TIENE QUE PARECERSE A ALGÚN CUERNO DEL
PROPIETARIO O NO ES NECESARIO?? JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA
ES UNA BROMA A UN QUERIDO CARPINTERO!!!!! NO TE VAYAS A ENOJAR ;-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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bhog

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#11 posted 621 days ago

Looks like a good one Maur.Nice job on it.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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Dennisgrosen

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#12 posted 621 days ago

looking good :-)
may it serve you well

Dennis

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Mauricio

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#13 posted 620 days ago

Thanks for all the great comments guys! This plane is a lot of fun to use. You all need one of these. ;-)

Kova, pues algún parecido tiene, curvo y pa’ la izquierda! jajaja. (Kova, I guess it might look a little alike, curved and leaning to the left. hahaha)

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

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Dave

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#14 posted 620 days ago

I love to see a wood plane refurbed and put to use.
Damn well done and great furb!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Mauricio

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#15 posted 620 days ago

Thanks Dave, I know you like the old wooden planes. Its pretty funny that I didnt realize it was a butcher iron until today.

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

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