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Forum topic by loiblb posted 09-20-2015 05:39 PM 722 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-20-2015 05:39 PM

This plane has a good feel to it. The iron has been sharpened a lot may need blade replacement. A large chip is in front of the blade. The wood has a thick wax or heavy oil feel to it.

Need to ask how to repair bottom.

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#1 posted 09-20-2015 06:17 PM

That sure is a worn plane sole.
Luckily repair is easy: Flatten sole thorougly, rinse with pure alcohol (your sole looks like rosewood that does not glue well if not cleaned) and glue on a new sole. Would guess that it need it to be at least 15mm thick. The classic timbers are beech, hornbeam – or if super fancy – lignum vitae. Make sure to make the gap between iron and the mouth are super narrow.

Good luck. Let us kow how it ends!

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#2 posted 09-20-2015 11:35 PM

That plane has a whole lifetime of character, it just reeks old world craftsmanship. Whatever you to do please try to keep that character.

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#3 posted 09-21-2015 10:27 AM

It looks like its missing the adjuster as well.

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