No 6 Plane Restoration #1: 1st Plane Ever

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Blog entry by Kay Preston posted 03-12-2015 06:31 PM 1404 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have a plane that was in my dad’s belongings for years.
He always said it belonged to his brother who passed in the late 40’s
I decided now that I’m in good hands here on LJ I’ll undertake a restoration challenge.
Here it is…..

I have no Idea about the manufacturer or history of this plane other than what I have written.
I have never used a plane.
I’ll just be restoring it for the sake of putting an old tool back to life.
I’ll give it to someone who will appreciate it. One day.
But ….. in the mean time … I have no idea what I’m getting into…

This will take time so please be patient with me.

Here goes.

I need a blade first to make it complete.
A machine screw for the handle.
I think that’s it??
I’m going to try bicarb and vinegar with hot boiling water for the rust.
If that doesn’t work steel wool and raw fingers.

-- One day.....oh boy!!! One day..... I'll be half as good ..

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#1 posted 03-12-2015 06:39 PM

I’ll give it to someone who will appreciate it. One day.
you had me scared there for a minuet kay
thought you were going to be lost into the plane world

it happens here with turners and handplane people allot

i can’t help
all i have is a small block plane
i use to make doors work better
when they sag and scrape

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 03-12-2015 07:55 PM

From the Brass City Records site, it looks like you have a Sargent lateral Adjuster lever.

There might be more writing on the lateral lever, or on the plane iron cap.
Good Lick, it looks like a fun project

-- Just making sawdust

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Don W

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#3 posted 03-12-2015 09:17 PM

It looks like a fun project. Its possible you might get addicted though.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#4 posted 03-12-2015 10:37 PM

Don W——I`d put money on it——and I don`t have much.
I would love to be able to sell my addiction though!!
Ron Booth——trying to stay out of trouble in Sunny Hobart

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