|Forum topic by ChrisJ||posted 345 days ago||834 views||1 time favorited||12 replies|
345 days ago
My brother in law found an old wooden hand plane at a garage sale and gave it to me for Christmas. I have been wanting a jointer plane of some sort for a while and even passed one up at a flea market a couple of months ago. This one has seen better days but it’s in one piece, though it’s missing the wedge. I can’t tell exactly what make it is but I’m not really concerned about it. It’s just over 22” long and has a “19” stamped on the front end.
I’ve got some questions and wonder if anyone has any input.
1.) Is this in usable shape, especially with all the cracks? If not, I’m don’t want to spend my limited shop time in an attempt to restore it…
Any input would be much appreciated, there’s a lot of stuff on the Internet about restoring planes, but I haven’t found anything with a plane this cracked. I’d love to be able to use it, if possible.