a ME Day Road Trip
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Had to get out of the house, by myself, to just go where ever I may roam.....

Headed south.....there is a HUGE Antique Center down in Springfield, OH area.....US 40 East.....through the village of Harmony....and almost to the on ramps of I-70....is a place called ....Heart of Ohio Antique Center.     Walked around....got maybe 1/2 way through all the "rooms" they have....and was worn out.  Found a few items...had to put 3 of them back....wasn't enough mad money for them, and a Maroon plane....

So...wound up with a $3 gents saw.. Winkgrin  
   
And that maroon plane, @$25.....budget was $32.....at the checkout counter, the plane got a 10% discount.....The plane? Confused  
   
Not just any Millers Falls jack plane.....15" long, means this is a M-F No. 15..... Winkgrin 
   
Now..about the maroon paint job....seems the old owner/seller gave the entire plane a coating... No 
   
Hmmm Angry  
   
Handles and their bolts are WW2 era Type 3.   Paint?  We have ways...hardware cleaned up..some were almost rusted in place... Rolleyes 
   
Edge of the iron needed a wee bit of work Rolleyes 
   
Changed out the base's colour scheme...
   
Face of the frog was cleaned off...threads were oiled up, lever cap's logo has the correct red paint infill...we gaining on it...
   
Still has a tiny nick in the iron ( next sharpening will get that) but, the plane does work.. Winkgrin  
   
So, now I have all three Millers Falls jack planes.....also have the #11 Junior Jack, the #14 regular Jack plane, and now the #15 Jumbo jack plane.

Rumour of a new Harbor Freight down that way.....had to drive clear across the town, Bechle Ave. area of stores, in beside Kohl's....is the H-F store...easily twice the size of the store in Lima, OH.....my belt/disc sanding machine needed new 6" PSA sanding discs....bought a 5-pack.  

Then headed home,  was too tired to walk around much more.  Not too bad of a day, though.....weather was nice and cloud free...could have been a bit warmer.
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  Re: a ME Day Road Trip by bandit571 (Had to get out of th...)
Been to that antique mega-mall a few times-worth the trip!

Love those M-F planes!
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  Re: a ME Day Road Trip by bandit571 (Had to get out of th...)
Ok...that set of Jack planes? Confused 
   
Most show off with a piece of Pine, when showing how sharp a plane is...how about Ash?
   
With all them see-through shavings...this board took forever to do....how about some old, knotty White Oak?
   
The "Before", and...
   
The After.  I compared the "new" DT saw to the existing one I had... Winkgrin
   
Little saw has more teeth per inch...

that sanding disc from Harbor Freight? 
   
Already installed one..
   
So..wasn't too bad of a ME Day, was it?
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  Re: a ME Day Road Trip by bandit571 (Had to get out of th...)
Congrats on the plane. I've tried the HF sanding disks myself, and they don't seem to last very long. That might be me abusing them. Maybe others have an opinion? Don't really have much else of a source locally and can get expensive to ship if you don't have a large order.
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I can walk into a Menard's store, and buy almost the same discs.... Rolleyes

Between that Antique Center and Hobby Lobby...I can get into trouble very quickly.... Winkgrin
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