|Forum topic by mdbohica||posted 04-08-2014 09:55 PM||615 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
04-08-2014 09:55 PM
This was my Grandfather’s and one of 4 planes I inherited from him and my father. I think it was made somewhere around 1925 and was used by my Grandfather to build boats and ships in the Baltimore ship yards including P.T. Boats during WW2.
I wanted to be able to use this thing in my wood working but it was not really in working order. Very rusty and neglected. I used a Dremel tool on a lot of it, but the bottom and sides of the plane were hand sanded from 60 grit up to 400 grit then OptiCoated so it slides like a greased pig over wood!
After the Insides were cleaned and polished, they received a new coat of Matte black enamel paint and clear coat and finally OptiCoated so everything stays as clean as possible. Lastly the handles were sanded to 220 and given 3 coats of Matte ArmRSeal.
My goal was to make it better and useful, not “perfect” since this thing has been a part of the family and I think leaving some of the imperfections add to its character. All in all I have about 20 hours in it and it will give me and my children many more years of use and I would like to think it would make my Grandfather and Dad smile. Miss you guys!