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Blog series by socrbent updated 788 days ago 2 parts 4777 reads 11 comments total

Part 1: As Is - Looking for suggestions

795 days ago by socrbent | 4 comments »

I retrieved to old wooden planes that belonged to my dad from the shop on the family farm now run by my youngest brother. They probably haven’t been used in 50 years. As a long term project (this coming winter) I want to clean them up and if feasible make them functional. They are at least pre WWII. Would these be something made in a high school shop class in the early 40’s?The large one is 22” long and the smaller is 16”. Since I don’t know much about plane I...

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Part 2: clean up reveals...

788 days ago by socrbent | 7 comments »

Removed the wedge, iron and chip breakers. Brushed off accumulated dust and grime with a nylon brush then did an initial cleanup with turpentine. This revealed several things both irons were stamped and the fore end of each body was stamped.The mouths seem very similar like both were from same manufacturer Cleaning revealed some cracks in bases near the mouths from 22” plane – I see a radius on the iron edge The iron from the 22” plane says OHIO TOOLS – CAST S...

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