Restoration of an Infill Plane

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Blog entry by Lemongrasspicker posted 09-29-2017 02:28 PM 1663 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I had gotten this plane off of ebay initially. The seller is actually selling her father’s antique collection, sadly he passed away at a young age from cancer and has left her his collection. I decided to restore the plane and give her a little video of it so she could see what was being done with the tool.

I didn’t want this tool to just sit on a shelf so I decided to give it a proper repair and put it to work. The blade is a bit narrow for the body but that’s really not a huge deal as it’s still usable as is.

The infills themselves are brazillian rosewood. The tote had previously been repaired using several brass screws. Sadly this was inadequate and caused alot of damage. I filled the holes with ebony dowels I had made, and then to cover the screw holes I grafted in ebony fills onto the rosewood. The ebony blends fairly well as the rosewood is extremely dark.

I touched up the french polish to help blend in the fills as best as possible. When scraping I was extremely careful not to remove all the little nicks and dings, just wanted to freshen up the look and help blend in the repairs that were done.

Anyways, fun little project. Thanks for reading/watching!


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