Hey guys, I’m new here, and basically created this account for this reason alone. I want some help to identify some hand planes owned by my Great-Grandfather. Well, less identify and more categorize and give me a range of when they were bought and used. For what reason you ask? Why, my good sir, I shall tell you. I’m a young aspiring woodworker who comes from a family of working class men, and I felt this would be an appropriate route. Anyways, here they are.
I’m really sorry if that inconveniences you, with the link and all. At least if it ends up like that. (Like I said, new at this) If not, continue.
The Number 4
The Number 40
Now I don’t claim to be a professional photographer, but I hope these pictures will get the point across
Details of the #40
Details of the #4
(If you can’t read this one, it says No. 4 on top and Bailey on bottom
Alright, that’s all I’ve got for now. Ask for more detail if you can use it, I can take pictures of specific parts, follow your instructions whatever it needs. My goal here is to fully restore these two, wether it be for my own pride or for general use. However, I would also like to know if it makes sense to restore these, and if they’ll be suitable for use after I inevitably mess something up.
In conclusion: I would like to know when they were made, how useful it would be for me to restore them (No, not to sell, these are my inheritance as far as I’m concerned), and how to restore them if the former is wise. Any links or recommendations of good sources will be appreciated. Thank you for at least reading this far, and considering my request. Hopefully you’re a plane aficionado with extra time on his hands ;).