Have seen many, many threads on here about using planes in the wood shop, but understood all the glam about it. Well, I was watching one of the Woodsmith shows this week that I recorded and they covered a lot of the common uses and types of planes. It was a pretty good show and got me inspired to get my planes tuned up.
This one is an old Dunlap that I picked up at an antique store years ago when I was doing construction to resize wood doors. Never liked using it as it just didn't cut well and frankly I didn't know much about them, but it's what I had.
Has a slight skew in the blade that I'll need to get straightened out.
I decided that I should make it look nice if I'm going to go through the process of tuning it, so I've started sanding down the tote and knob back to bare wood as well. I've got a little more work to do on the sole, but it's just about flat, had some rust pits on one side that may not come out.
I guess this is a 3A? That's the only numbers I've seen on it.
Also, Should this type of plane have a crown in the blade? Where the sides are about 1/64" shorter than the center?