|Forum topic by 3ForFred||posted 09-14-2012 09:36 PM||1147 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
09-14-2012 09:36 PM
I picked this plane up at a swap meet a few years back. Now, thanks to fellow Lumberjock Deycart, I have all the parts I need to begin the resto.
There was a fair amount of rust on the blade and the sole and sides also had their share of rust/patina. I have a piece of granite left over from a kitchen remodel I did several years ago. It’s dead flat and perfect for lapping with a couple of sanding belts glued down to it.
I was able to clean the rust from the blade and re-establish the angle using this method as well. After a trip to the 1000/6000 wetstone it’s cutting pretty well. I’ll do some more work on it later to really get it dialed in.
Here is where I am so far:
I need to continue to work the sole until I get it dead on (front corner). That’s just going to take some more time and elbow grease. After this is done and I’m comfortable with the results I’ll turn my attention to the rest of my planes (my new obsession).....now to learn how to use them.