Block plane restoration

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Forum topic by Mark posted 100 days ago 354 views 1 time favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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100 days ago

Wandering through an antique store the other day I found a Sargent block plane with an adjustable nose plate. It seemed to be in reasonable condition so I grabbed it ..There was a $25 tag on it, the guy at the till said there was a 5% discount but he took $15 for it. I pretty much just put it on the wire wheel. The blade was a real mess. I had to re grind the bevel. Then i put it on a coarse then fine oil stone at 30° and finished it on a 1000g and 4000g wet stone at 25°

The question is. A previous owner put 3 saw cuts on each side (identification?). Should I try to draw file those out?

Thanks fer lookin’.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 99 days ago

I wouldn’t bother trying to get the marks out unless they interfere with the plane’s functionality. Its certainly not a collector piece so just use it. Looks like she takes some pretty nice shavings.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#2 posted 98 days ago

Do you want it for looking at or using? If you want to use an awesome plane like this, then the marks don’t matter!

-- Joshua Farnsworth - Free Traditional Hand Tool Woodworking Tutorials:

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