|Forum topic by Alonso||posted 01-22-2010 08:32 AM||1269 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
01-22-2010 08:32 AM
Today I received one package from eBay with a couple of REALLY nice bench planes
Stanley Bailey No 3 corrugated type 11. 92 to 100 years old
Stanley Bailey No 4 Smooth sole type 6. 118 to 122 years old!!!
They are in a really nice condition for such an old tool. No repairs, breaks or any of the usual damage that we see all the time on this tools. Just the usual wear and the signs of time passing by, whoever was the original owner must have be a truly woodworker that knew how to take care of a tool.
I’ve been thinking to do some work on the brass and polish the Tote and knob, just a light cleaning on the main body and sharpen the blade. Nothing too deep but just to emphasize the little details that make those planes to really stand out.
Here are some pictures,
Please help me decide if I do a real deep restoration, leave them the way they are or just emphasize the details.
No 4 Smooth Sole
No 3 Corrugated
-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.