|Forum topic by StumpyNubs||posted 12-24-2010 04:13 PM||929 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
12-24-2010 04:13 PM
I am sure some of you have used them, but I wanted to know what you had to do to make them useable. I have a collection of very old, solid wood bench planes. Whenever I see one at an antique shop or estate salee, i just HAVE to buy it. I love history and these just make me think about the craftsman who labored with it 150 years ago.
As you can imagine, the condition of these old planes is often terrible. Soles neet flattening, blades are rusted, checks are found on the ends… But has anyone here ever restored one and used it?
Are the old blades of any quality? I’d hate to discard an antique blade if it is useable, and the way I see it, that blade used to work just fine!
Do a few checks (cracks) in the endgrain really matter if the sole of the plane is solid and flat?
Care to add any photos of your old wood body planes?
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