It was coming to the point where people were bringing me lumps
of firewood to turn back into tools!! Now let me state here and
now... I do NOT recommend buying tools in this state if at all
Instead I would seek out crisp and sound examples and just
"revive" them to ensure they are protected and can be used
immediately after a little tickle of the iron.
See how crisp these planes are, if not a tad dry and dusty.
So today I will demonstrate the sort of examples you should be
seeking... what to look for and the simple application of a
good wax to keep them working for centuries to come.
There were some interesting names, a bit new for me, being only
200 years old but the goal was to show what can be found out
This first plane is quite astounding. It bears no maker's mark
whatever but clearly is made from some beautiful English beech.
Very little buffing was needed to bring out the flower,
especially where it's cut diagonally.
This is one of a pair of
side rebate planes with a 90° bed, showing the side edge to the