"Restoration": Jointer Plane -Sargent VBM 3422 (pre 1918)

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Blog entry by Lalen posted 09-05-2017 11:09 AM 1019 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I found this old plane at a friend of my parents’ shop whose husband had passed away. I don’t know much about planes but it looked pretty cool. I did a little research and learned that they stopped making this one about 1918 so it is at least 99 years old. Didn’t seem to be that valuable on the internet so I figured I’d tackle it myself for a first restoration.

You might say I turned it around! I’d call this a functional restoration. Returned to working order with functional handles and mechanisms but more work to do.

It was pretty rough.

I tackled the handle before doing much internet research. I used a chunk of Walnut I had that was about 7/4. Drilling out the holes was a trick, and there were pieces missing from the old one so I got it close/functional. Later research showed better methods so I may make another attempt.

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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#1 posted 09-05-2017 03:35 PM

Beautiful restoration.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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