|Forum topic by watermark||posted 05-24-2015 10:46 AM||983 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
05-24-2015 10:46 AM
I scored all these Japanese hand planes and a Stanley Bailey No.5 along with some other assorted goodies. A few years ago my friend was hired to clean out a house to get it ready for sale and went home with the makings of a modest little wood shop including an old school Delta tablesaw. He is a tile guy by trade and this is all he held onto till now. The rest of the hand tools were sold of at garage sales and the table saw…. ouch…. was just dumped. “It was huge and heavy. It had this giant table and big extension thingys on the side.” There was a Delta brochure from 1955 in the tool box so I guess the saw would have been around that era.
I don’t know much about hand planes but have really wanted to get my hands on some and learn to enjoy working with them. The Japanese planes mostly look in good shape with some minor rust on the steels and the No.5 still has a $595 price tag on it.
I will be doing some night time reading on how to clean them up and get them in working order but any advice on where to start would be great.
There was also a cool carved out tool that I think was an old school chalk line.
I am stoked!
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