No 5 Clean Up
Nothing special about this #5, except that it's the first one my 12YO son and I did together. It was his grandpa's plane. Well... it's not a plane that grandpa used in his WW shop, but it's a plane he found in grandpa's junk pile so he thought that was pretty cool. I didn't take a before pic but it was pretty rusty. Soaked in evaporust and then cleaned up with sandpaper and scotchbrite pads. Sanded and tongue oil on the wood. Had to steal a nut for the handle and a blade from another plane. It's got some nasty backlash in the adjustment screw, but it's making whispy shavings now and will be a great 'starter' plane for the boy. He didn't do as much of the grunt work as I would have liked, but he did help and he's very proud of his new plane.
  Re: No 5 Clean Up by ajkoontz ([attachment=19045] ...)
Looks great. A little backlash is easy to work around, and the connections to his grandpa and you should make it special to him. And more so with time.
  Re: No 5 Clean Up by ajkoontz ([attachment=19045] ...)
That's great to see. On a jack plane especially, backlash isn't much of a problem. It gets annoying on a smoothing plane, but jack planes don't usually need so much fine adjustment. Hope your son makes lots and lots of shavings with it!
Steve S.
Tradition cannot be inherited, and if you want it you must obtain it by great labour.
- T. S. Eliot

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  Re: No 5 Clean Up by ajkoontz ([attachment=19045] ...)
Looks great! And by the way, a Silpat makes for a pretty expensive bench mat!
  Re: RE: No 5 Clean Up by Greg Jones (Looks great! And by ...)
(06-26-2019, 03:18 PM)Greg Jones Wrote: Looks great! And by the way, a Silpat makes for a pretty expensive bench mat!

Shhhh, don't tell the wife I stole her cutting mat for the shop.

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