|Forum topic by MikeinSC||posted 02-09-2014 03:45 PM||1022 views||0 times favorited||15 replies|
02-09-2014 03:45 PM
I stopped into an antique store the other day, turned to my left and looked into a bucket of rusty things. At the bottom I see a wooden pistol grip, reached in and hoped for the best. When it came out I was surprised to not be disappointed because it was attached to a plane. I couldn’t tell at first what it was before reaching because it was dark and buried under other crap. I glanced over the piece and everything was there. The adjustment knob turned but only with a little force. I flipped the plane over to inspect the blade. Despite being covered in rust, it was easy to tell it still held a sharp, knick free edge.
I asked the proprietor how much for the wall hanger to which she replied ”$15”. Sold.
A few hours later and I’m back at my house. I pulled it apart, flattened the bottom to a nice glossy smooth, ran the knife over some 220 grit and pulled out some salvaged poplar.
Over the next hour or two I had flattened out enough poplar to build the base of a new desk. This, I have never done before.
This is not technically the first plane I’ve ever bought. Just last week I bought the Windsor #33 from Habor Freight. Thats a P.O.S. and that’s the end of that story.
I’m doing a self study crash course on planes. I think this is a Jack Plane. It measures 14” by 2 3/8”. It has C116 stamped under the lever cap and Defiance on the blade. I didn’t see the Defiance until moments ago when I was taking the pics. The adjustment knob is brass.
If anyone can help me wade through the murky waters of fully id’ing this hand plane, I would appreciate it.
-- I am what they call a "rookie".