|Forum topic by UncannyValleyWoods||posted 04-23-2013 05:48 AM||988 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
04-23-2013 05:48 AM
I’m a newbie, so I certainly hope I am posting this question in the appropriate forum.
Recently, I found a genuine Japanese Hand Plane from the Rose Bowl Flea Market.
The blade is true, Japanese steel (so far as I can tell) and it is wedged in this darn plane so tightly I fear there is no possible way for me to retrieve it beyond cutting up the block around and retrieving it by force. I would hate to destroy the plane to save the blade, but as it is the whole thing is nothing more than a paper weight.
It’s a fine blade and I feel that if retrieved it will last a life time. If I do have to retrieve it by force, I am resigned to carve a new block for it to work within, but it would not by my ideal solution.
Any advice, apart from simply beating the hell out of it (I’ve tried) would be greatly appreciated.