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#1 posted 11-09-2013 12:08 PM

I used to have with a friend a small business as cabinet maker and restoration of old furniture ( and when we say old in Europe, they are old furniture).
I was very surprised when listening to the “Antics Road Show” on PBS to hear all these experts say that one should not restore an antic, not remove the original finish and patina.

Concerning hand planes, we need to distinguish between those that we collect for their rarity and those that we want to use.
Obviously if we get an old and rare plane and that the iron is almost all gone you do not want to sharpen it anymore, just to keep what is left of it.

I listen to Jay Leno always saying that his favorite kind of collection car is an un-restored car.

-- Bert


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