Hey all, first post in the forums! Hi! Nice to meet ya and looking forward to all I can learn here! The first little bit of info I’d like to glean from the cumulative knowledge here is about antique wood bodied planes. I was at my Parents for the Holidays and found, in a back corner of my Granddads barn, 3 oldies, but goodies. I found 2 coffin smoothers and a jointer. They aren’t in the best of shape, but I think with a little work they can be used again. Here’s some pics. I’ll try to break them up a little bit.
Here’s a few of the jointer plane. I’m hoping it’s not too far gone because it’s in pretty rough shape. It’s missing the tote, and the sole is pretty beat up around the mouth. The wood is very dry and cracked pretty much all over. It didn’t have an iron, but did have the oirginal wedge and chip breaker. I’m wondering if I was to clean it up a little and give this a soak in some BLO if it would help close up some of the cracks, then inlay some new hardwood into the sole around the mouth, and find an iron to fit though I have no idea what the price of an iron would be, if it would be worth the work. Well, not if it would be worth the work, but if it would be possible for an amateur woodworker like myself to undertake. I can’t find a makers stamp/trademark on either the chip breaker or plane body. Anyway here’s the pics.
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