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Yep, another rehab. This be a PIP of where this big guy is at right now Clamps are there to hold those tabs in lace while the super glue sets up. Top of the body has been cleaned off. Sides have had a plane work them back to almost new. At least the old cruddy finish is gone. Sole has been planed flat as i can get it. Not 100% flat, but good enough for this shop. Tote has seen a wire wheel to get most of the oil finish off, and some of the old paint splats. Tried to flatten the toe a bit, almost back to a level front porch. Might still turn a front Kanoobie... Wedge has been tuned up, cleaned up, and an oil finish is on it. Rest of the body has at least five coats, so far. Wood might be a tad dry? Body is 22" long, iron is 2-1/2" wide, about the same as a Stanley #7 iron bodied plane. Iron has been reground to get rid of a few nicks. Awaiting it's turn on the oil stones... Might not be too bad a plane...afterall?
Got the iron back to sharp Cuts nicely, but was hard to hold onto. Saw a place that does refurbs for a living, and they also had an #81.....with a tall knob. Hmmm, well, I can clean off the work bench (10 minute job right there) and drag out the wood lathe, again. Blank of spalted maple was in need of squaring one end, tried to hand saw that. Three different saws.....end was almost square. Fired up the lathe. Plan ( Plan? I don't need no stinking Plan) to turn two bench plane knobs. There was enough room between them to squeeze a block plane knob in there too. All sanded down, parted off, and ready to trim the ends smooth. Beltsander? Nah, it threw one knob across the shop! Ok, narrow belt-sander. Meh..... ONE bench plane knob turned out decently, the other ....not so decently. Drilled hole through all three. About the same results. One GOOD knob. Went and dug up a steel, slotted screw. Installed the Kanoobie on the front porch of the #81, and started coating it in oil well...not too bad. Looking more like a plane, now I did try this set up before the oil went on, Nice and easy to use now. Shavings flew out, even on Oak. Might just be a keeper
I did a little picking and ran into this mess of planes. Got to wheeling and dealing and walked away with all of them. Most of the wooden planes are either Ohio Tool or Sandusky but one is from Sheffield, England. The metal planes are Craftsman, Fulton, Ohio Tool and a Stanley #3 Sweetheart era along with a Sweetheart era Stanley No. 110. Several are in pretty rough condition but I will start them in the Electrolysis bath and see if they clean up enough to make users of them. Patriot Picking.....