|Forum topic by Hawgnutz||posted 02-24-2008 11:32 PM||1591 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
02-24-2008 11:32 PM
I recently acquired a Merit plane. Here is the plane. It is in pretty good shape, except for the totes. The rear tote is broke horizontally in middle and front tote looks like it is starting to break along its lip. You can note the dark metal of the side. Is this regular japaning?
I was going to flatten the soul. It loked like it was painted to match the rest of the plane.
The bottom of the frog is embossed with the number 409.
Here is the plane disassembled:
Here is my question: Is this a collector plane, or is Merit a “generic” plane that I should just be happy to return to service?
Thanks for all your input.
-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards