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Forum topic by BubbaIBA posted 02-28-2012 03:37 PM 1852 views 1 time favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-28-2012 03:37 PM

I received a Sandusky Tool Co. plow plane yesterday, it has a Sandusky Ohio 129 stamp on it. I don’t know much about it other than the Sandusky Tool Co. made tools between 1869 and 1926. I’m not a tool collector, my interest is in re-habing and using tools. I gravitate to the older woodworking tools because in my experience they work better once reconditioned than newer tools.

This plane should make a good “user”, there are a few hairline cracks, a couple of chips in the wood and some corrosion on the metal but in general it’s not in too bad a shape. I’ve separated the parts, the metal is in a rust remover bath, I’ll clean the wood with steel wool, see what needs to be done to the cracks in the wood, and see if I can apply BLO or maybe shellac.

It should be ready to work in a couple of days.


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#1 posted 02-28-2012 06:43 PM

If it is not too much trouble, a few more close up pics of the disassembled plane would be great. Especially both sides of the body.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 02-28-2012 07:47 PM

It looks like it is in great shape. The threads all appear to be intact as do the adjustment nuts. Once you get it cleaned up, it should provide a lifetime of service. Did you get different sized blades with it?

-- Mike

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#3 posted 02-28-2012 10:30 PM

Fascinating. Where did you get it?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#4 posted 02-29-2012 02:17 AM

The threads are in wonderful shape. She should make for a wonderful plane. Keep us posted and good luck. She is a beauty.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#5 posted 02-29-2012 04:35 PM

I will be a little slow getting the plane cleaned up, old story…work gets in the way of life, but maybe by the weekend I can spend some time on it. Once it is cleaned up I will take some more photos before re-assembly.

Just the one blade with it but I picked up a dozen or so that are in good condition and that will work with it a couple of weekes ago on eBay. It’s a good thing I like to sharpen iron because I sure have a lot of it waiting for the stone.

Found it on eBay, as with most things eBay….don’t fall in love, bid with worse case condition in mind and then be pleasantly surprised if it shows up in good working order. I kiss a few frogs but most of the time I end up with good tools.

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#6 posted 03-03-2012 04:40 PM

Here are a couple of photos of the Sandusky Plow Plane cleaned, iron sharpened, and ready to use. I’m not sure if the iron that came with it will be salvageable but I have a fair collection of irons to use. I put a 3/8” iron in to use for now and it was a pleasure to cut a rabbit with.

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#7 posted 03-03-2012 04:41 PM

Another view

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#8 posted 03-03-2012 04:49 PM

Last one. This time with my new #3 I finished refurbishing yesterday. I love the #3, it cut so sweat I had to get MsBubba to try a couple of swipes, just cotton shavings and it is so light and easy to handle…

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#9 posted 03-03-2012 08:01 PM

Up and ready to go for the next 100 years. Looks great.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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#10 posted 03-04-2012 01:01 AM

What a wonderful job you have done. She should serve you well for a long time to come.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#11 posted 04-15-2012 09:56 PM

looks great should give you lots of service.

-- Craig in Southwest Michigan

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#12 posted 04-15-2012 10:05 PM

Sandusky plow plane…there’s got to be a Penn State joke there somewhere…

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know that.

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