|Review by Dave||posted 01-31-2011 03:23 AM||3136 views||0 times favorited||19 comments|
I was in need of a joiner plane. I had come across this plane at a antiques shop in MS. For a grand total of $27.00. It needed a little work. The mouth was missing a chunk in front of it. On the blade is stamped [dwights french and co.]. On the nose of the plane is stamped [H. J. Nazero and co. of Milwaukee]. And all over the plane is stamped [B. F. Pfeiffer]. Doing some internet research. I can place the manufacture of the blade and the plane between 1850-60.
Now with a piece of red oak. I repaired the mouth. With the help of my worksharp 3000 and some Arkansas stones I got the blade in fair condition. I set the blade in the plane and made shavings the first pass. This plane weighs less than a metal joiner.
There were 3 other planes of the same condition. I do believe I will be going back to retrieve them.;)
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