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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007

    Plane gloat

    Today a friend of mine showed up telling me: As I know that you are a woodworker and I will not use it, here you have this. It belonged to my father in law who was a professional woodworker.

    As you can see it is an electric hand plane.
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    It looks as it had been neglected for long time as the aluminium base is oxidiced.
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    and the blades that at the beggining looked as if they had planed some metal are broken.

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    The rest is ok, I oiled the bearings, cleaned the carcass and lapped the soles until they looked ok.
    This is the front sole half way of getting rid of the rust.
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    This is once finished lapping.
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    Now I have to get two spare blades and there I go, an electric plane for very little money.
    Best regards,

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    That cleaned up nicely, Toni. I've got one that I don't use very often at all, but when I do, it's handy to have.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    I've got a couple of those, on about that same size and one monster that is over 6" (15cm) wide, they are not used very often, but when I do need them, they do a great job of removing a LOT of wood in a hurry.

    They are really messy tools

    Congrats on the nice tool score, and great job on the restoration!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Santa Claus, In
    Free is good. I have an old Skil model. Works when you need it and doesn't take up much room when you don't.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    good job toni
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    That's great. The plane gets a second life and cleaned up nicely.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

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