New sole on an old wood Jack plane

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Blog series by mafe updated 06-06-2011 11:35 PM 2 parts 26123 reads 44 comments total

Part 1: The operation as it went.

06-06-2011 11:25 PM by mafe | 24 comments »

New sole on an old wood Jack planeThe operation as it went. I got this wonderful old Jack plane from England with a bunch of other wooden planes.This guy needed plenty of love to become a plane again.An ugly handle and someone did a terrible job when giving it dye.So this guy spoke to my heart more than my eyes, he sort of screamed ‘help me’ and I felt for this old chap, that had probably done plenty of work for him to deserve some love again. The poor guy almost lost his sole.Someone h...

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Part 2: Finish up, adjust and shaves.

06-06-2011 11:35 PM by mafe | 20 comments »

New sole on an old wood Jack planeFinish up, adjust and shaves. I dye the plane body, to give it back its patina. With a cloth and casual moves. Linseed oil brings back the glow. Now time to pump some iron!Just a little time to create a new primary bevel. And glue the handle back in. Clamp and leave to dry over night. Tobacco.Rust remover (Thank you Andy). Wash. Clean up. This is where we want to go, not too much, not too little. Sharpening. Grease it up.I ...

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