I went to a garage sale the other day, and happened upon this rusty old plane for $5. It was all there, and the wood was in really good condition (no cracks)(the finish on them is a little rough though). I bought it and was on my way. :D
I am now the proud owner of a Millers Falls No. 14C jack plane. I have already restored it (Everything but the wood, I left them as they were. I’ll explain below), and I like it. There is some pitting, but nothing really major. It’s mostly cosmetic. As said above, I didn’t touch the wood. They are finished with a red-orange finish, and that finish was important in dating the plane. Millers Falls used that finish between 1955-1966, so I felt since they weren’t in bad shape, that I’d leave them be.
I think I’ll start going to more garge sales now, because I really enjoy bringing old work horses back to life.
I’ll post pics tonight if I can.
-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein