|Forum topic by Kurt T. Kneller||posted 01-11-2017 02:38 AM||546 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
01-11-2017 02:38 AM
Man, I am bumming.
Anyway, I have completely disassembled the Union plane, it is completely down to bare metal, sides and sole have been flattened, the mahogany knob and tote have been stripped, sanded, and burnished glass smooth. Its amazing how nice the tote and knob feel to the hand. Everything was going well, until….........I have bumped the table and the body hit the concrete floor. Talk about your heart dropping. I was expecting some serious dings, chips or possibly a crack. Upon first inspection everything looked fined. Then I took out my Woodpeckers precision straight edge and checked the sole. The toe is now bent upward significantly. I have not used any feelers to see how much, but it is more then I can correct by trying to flatten it again.
I guess I’ll just put it back together and set it in the shop for memory sake. I really wanted to make some shavings with thing.
-- Start with ten, end with ten.......