Wooden Jointer plane restoration

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Project by chancey posted 08-29-2015 02:46 AM 2509 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey, I need a jointer and came across this one at and antique shop for $15. It took some work just to get the blade out. I wonder how long it had been in there? There were some worm hole that i found so i put it in a plastic bag and in the deep freezer for a couple days. Then i notice all the dry rot where the hammer had adjusted it over the years so i cut a chunk of Maple to cover the rot and then in layed it. after that it was just a light sanding, a coat of Boiled Linseed oil, to flatten the bottom and sharpen the blade. I still am thinking about making a new handle but kind of like the rustic look to it. I know not everybody will agree with the big piece of maple but I like it and it is definitely my plane. Oh and most importantly it works great.

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#1 posted 08-29-2015 03:52 AM

I’d rather see the maple in there so the plane can be used than see it with dry rot hanging on a Cracker Barrel wall! Besides, you did a nice job with it, it looks really cool.

-- Learn Relentlessly

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#2 posted 08-29-2015 10:00 AM

Nice work,I have several of the same planes and much prefer the feeling of using them to a metal one.

-- K9 Ohio

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#3 posted 08-30-2015 05:23 AM

I’v got the same plane,even the same water stain! LOL You have motivated me to get mine working. Those old blades are really nice once you get the back flat and sharpened. I have actually been using the blade from my plane for a jack plane I built.

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#4 posted 08-30-2015 01:18 PM

excellent, very well done. I like your statement “IT’s my plane”, to me that’s what matter !!! Great work.

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#5 posted 09-02-2015 09:46 PM

Love the before and after. Well done. Who cares what someone else thinks? There will always be critics.

-- Chuck, Cottage Grove, Oregon --

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#6 posted 09-03-2015 12:32 PM

Fantastic restore! I, for one, really like the maple inlay. An inspired solution to your problem.

-- "Begin every endeaver with the end ever in mind."

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