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Forum topic by MikeinSC posted 11-28-2015 08:15 PM 567 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MikeinSC

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11-28-2015 08:15 PM

I made it to the flea market this morning and I am glad I did. I came across this plane that the guy just wanted to get rid of. He said $20 and I couldn’t argue.

It’s an Ohio Tool Company plane with Ohio Tool Company iron in it. There are a few cracks near the mouth from what I presume to be old age.

Ive been looking around the past few hours on a way to get some moisture back into the wood. I’ve seen references to soaking in blo. Does this work?

Either way, I’ll flatten the bottom and clean up the iron and get it ready for use again.

I still haven’t found a way to put a date on these. Does anyone have an idea?

-- I am what they call a "rookie".


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#1 posted 11-28-2015 08:19 PM

A good cleaning and some blo is a good start. Won’t help with the checking though. Kinda is what it is now.

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#2 posted 11-28-2015 09:05 PM

I just did a tranny. I would do the same with this one.

https://timetestedtools.wordpress.com/2015/11/05/a-jenny-revival-the-stanley-37/

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#3 posted 11-28-2015 10:10 PM

I have 2 similar wood planes. When I asked for some info (http://lumberjocks.com/socrbent/blog/30793) back in 2012 Don W provided this helpful info: I’ve got some information on Ohio tools on my blog. http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com/ohio-tools-collections/ And some transitional restore information as well, http://lumberjocks.com/donwilwol/blog/series/4327

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#4 posted 11-28-2015 10:13 PM

Does your plane seem to have its original tote? If so I’d like to see a side view to get the size and shape of the totes that are gone from my planes.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#5 posted 11-28-2015 10:38 PM

Ohio Tool Works No. 81

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MikeinSC

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#6 posted 11-28-2015 10:55 PM

Socrbent,
It does appear it could be the original tote. Its broken on top though. I’ll either repair it or replace it, if I can break the glue lines evenly. I have a really good selection of sapele, maple, walnut, etc.

If I can get it out, maybe it’s hide glue, I’ll trace a pattern for you.

Bandit,
Thanks for the id.

Is there a way to find the production years?

-- I am what they call a "rookie".

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bandit571

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#7 posted 11-28-2015 11:38 PM

The Columbus factory closed in 1913, due to all the flooding. Plane wood be before that date.
My No.81 is around 22” long. Iron is about 2-3/8” wide.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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MikeinSC

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#8 posted 11-30-2015 08:11 PM

Socrbent,
Here ya go. Width of the handle is 1” and 4” tall. I’m going to make a pattern from some scrap 1” pine some time this week on a day off. If you want to have it or borrow it, let me know.

I appears that the glue used on the handle has turned to a nice black onyx color. I’m wondering if acetone would harm the wood at this point in an attempt to loosen the handle.

-- I am what they call a "rookie".

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