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Forum topic by Matt posted 06-01-2009 04:59 AM 2831 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-01-2009 04:59 AM

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Well, I picked one up off of Ebay intending to actually use it. I would love to restore it and get her back to looking like new. The tote and frog are cracked. I was going to replace them with two pieces of curly maple and sandwiched an ebony strip in the middle for looks. The screws for the tote and frog on it aren’t original either so I was going to pick the right ones up from Ebay also The paint on her isn’t too great looking so I was thinking about sending it off to get it stripped powder coated. Would that be an bad idea? I don’t want to destroy the tool if you know what I mean. It has a patent date of 1895 on her.

What would you guys suggest doing? If ya want I can get some pictures up for you.

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#1 posted 06-01-2009 05:13 AM

yes, the pictures would be helpful or the Ebay item number.

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#2 posted 06-01-2009 05:18 AM

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#3 posted 06-01-2009 05:34 AM

You got a super plane..nice

I would suggest to preserve the plane as original as possible, keeping the original japanning…...the tote and front knob can be replaced with your own ones, but keep the old ones, those are easy to fix and very valuable.

This is a plane I recently restored (pic restored there) worst condition than yours.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/franciscoluna/3557047603/in/set-72157618684086576/

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#4 posted 06-01-2009 06:15 AM

Hey Matt
Looks like a winner for the price. usally I consider this plane as a user they are fairly common an won’t be a big ticket item long term. But should be a great user after being tuned up .

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#5 posted 06-01-2009 06:16 AM

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#6 posted 06-01-2009 12:42 PM

What you keep referring to as the frog is called the Knob. The frog is the middle piece that the blade rides on.

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#7 posted 06-01-2009 03:52 PM

Looks like a very good condition plane – I wouldn’t recommend going all crazy on it and removing the japaning and re coating it – no real benefit of that. the knob and tote are easily replaced – and as Moai said – keep the old ones around, just in case. since this is a jointer plane – you only need to worry about flattening the sole on it’s perimeter and around the throat – don’t worry about getting the whole sole flat – it’s almost impossible and not necessary. clean up the throat, true up the frog, and sharpen that blade (and chip breaker) and you have a winner!

of you can send it to me… I’ll PM you my address…lol

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#8 posted 06-01-2009 05:26 PM

very good point Purplev, about flattening the sole just around the throat, I never thought that….
people just get crazy getting the surface 0.0000000000 flat.

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#9 posted 06-01-2009 06:34 PM

Alright, thanks for the advise guys.

marcb- Thanks for pointing that out for me, I’m new to this plane parts. :p

How would I get the sole flat?

Any idea how much these are actually worth?

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#10 posted 06-01-2009 06:44 PM

get this book : Garrett Hack's - The Handplane Book – it’s worth it’s weight in gold – seriously (~$20)

to flatten the sole you’ll need a deadflat surface – granite slab/thick glass plate/etc and some sand papers -preferably self adhesive which you stick to the flat surface, and then you run your plane on the paper – taking off the high spots on the sole untill it’s flat enough for it’s purpose (each plane has different characteristics which mean different level of flatness on the sole is needed).

if it’s really out of shape – you might want to start with a belt sander to rough it up a bit first – or see a machinist to flatten it out for you if you know one.

after that you do something similar to the blade.. but sounds like you need to read a bit more about tuning handplanes – I’d recommend googling this a bit more – FineWoodworking has some really useful articles on this as well as PopularWoodworking.

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#11 posted 06-01-2009 08:15 PM

Its not a big deal. I would say, avoid agressive methods….I respectfully disagree with Purplev’s advise about belt sanders and Machinist intervention, that could easily ruin the tool

Take your time, don’t do it in a rush…

I visited a local Granite~Marble contractor in my area, and they normally have a pile of scrap in their yard…..a granite piece of 24”x6”x 1 1/4” would make wonders.

Norton has an excelent paper for lapping,” Champaign Magnum” A275, available at Autobody suppliers

after you stick the paper with “Super 77”, just place the blade in place with the lever cap tight as normal, of course the edge inside the mouth….and start the process, moving the plane back and fordward. Take your time.

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