Friday, September 18, 2009

Plane Talk

I received a few old tools a few weeks ago. My wife had been visiting my daughter and son-in-law and had stopped at a giant flea market. They bought me a wooden clamp and an old wooden bench plane. The clamp is in good working order, though the plane needs the iron sharpened. The wooden body is worn, so keeping the iron blade fixed may be a challenge. I started to sharpen the blade, but I will have to bring it into the barn and work in the vise first before I can tackle it with the oil stone.

I came across a few good site on older tools and prices. I am sure I will follow these sites. Maybe I'll start to collect some old tools just to see how well they work and what it takes to care for them.

1 comment:

~ RM said...

Oh wow. I like the Rose Tools place. Cool stuff. BTW, I found more planes, but didn't pick them up yet. I cant wait to show you that antique mall- you'll love it. Lots of old tools and all.